Brewing Instructions for All Our Teas

LOOSE LEAF HOT TEA

Early/Mid/Late Spring, Twig Tea, Oolong, Red Tea, Banana Sky, Bubble Gum, Desert Breeze, English Cottage, Green Rose, Morning Sun, Sunday Brunch

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil water + let cool to the correct temperature (see chart at the bottom).
  2. Place 1 heaping Tablespoon (3-4g) tea leaves into a small teapot.
  3. Pour 1 cup (240g) water over the tea leaves.
  4. Let steep for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour the tea over a strainer into a cup.

Leaves can be brewed 3+ times.

If you don't have a food thermometer:
Bring your water to a full boil, then immediately cool with the lid off for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how much water you're boiling and which tea you're brewing.
*Never pour boiling hot water over green tea leaves. It will bring out too much bitterness, plus this "cooks" the tea leaves rather than drawing out the beautiful flavors and benefits.


LOOSE LEAF COLD BREW

Early/Mid/Late Spring, Twig Tea, Oolong, Red Tea, Banana Sky, Bubble Gum, Desert Breeze, English Cottage, Green Rose, Morning Sun, Sunday Brunch

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add 3 Tablespoons (10g) tea leaves to 1 Liter of water in a bottle like this one.
  2. Close the lid and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Strain, sweeten if desired, and pour over ice.
*We will have some great self-straining cold-brew bottles for you very soon!


POWDER TEA BREWS & LATTES

Green Tea Powder, AYR Red Powder

DIRECTIONS:

GREEN TEA POWDER

To Brew as a Latte:

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon powder in 1 Tbsp water until smooth.
  2. Add 1 cup milk of choice (hot or cold).
  3. Stir in 1-2 teaspoon agave or maple syrup, if using.

To Brew as a Tea:

  1. Pour 1 cup water (hot or cold) over 1 teaspoon tea powder.
  2. Whisk vigorously until frothy. For best results, use a matcha whisk (coming soon).
  3. Sweeten or add milk if desired.

AYR RED POWDER

To Brew as a Latte:

  1. Mix 2 teaspoons powder in 1 Tbsp water until smooth. 
  2. Add 1 cup milk of choice (hot or cold).
  3. Stir in 1-2 teaspoon agave or maple syrup, if using.

To Brew as a Tea:

  1. Pour 3/4 cup water (hot or cold) over 1 teaspoon tea powder.
  2. Whisk vigorously until frothy. For best results, use a matcha whisk (coming soon).
  3. Sweeten or add milk if desired.


TEMPERATURE CHART FOR LOOSE LEAF TEAS

Written by Wild Orchard Info