Just a quick double post to share a great little chart that showed up in my Republic of Tea e-letter…
Steeping time and water temperature are the two critical elements for brewing the perfect cup or pot of tea. This little chart might get taped inside my tea cabinet!
Do note that with the more delicate white, green and oolong teas that it matters whether you’re using a bag or loose tea. That’s because most commercial tea bags use tiny bits rather than the larger pieces found in loose tea. If you’re using some of the new tent or pyramid shaped bags, you probably want to lean towards the loose tea steeping times, as those bags seem to contain loose tea, rather than the almost dust some bags have within.
I’m still quite hung up on Mighty Leaf’s Chamomille Citrus, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a nod to The Republic of Tea’s Promise Me blend, of which $1 from every tin is donated to Susan G. Komen.
What’s in your tea cup today?