Red Teas

Our Red Teas produce their best with freshly boiled water.
Strong and flavourful, they produce their best with water heated to, or near 100°C, 212°F

A brewing time of 2-3 minutes will bring out the best of taste.

2 teaspoons (~4g) of tea will provide 4+ pots of tea with a 400ml, 13oz pot

Green Teas

Our Green teas are shy teas. They must be coaxed and encouraged slowly to bring out their wonderful fresh tastes.

They cannot be rushed.

If the water is too hot, tannins develop, making the tea bitter. Too cool and the delicate aromas are lost.

Be gentle with them by using water between 70°C and 80°C, (140°F and 180°F). You do not need a thermometer. Just boil your water and let it sit for 3-4 minutes. The water will then have cooled to an appropriate temperature to bring out the best of the tea.

Infusing for 2-3 minutes will bring you a wonderful beverage.

2 teaspoons of tea can be infused 3-4 times for equally tasteful tea.

Oolong Teas

Oolong teas require a little more coaxing than greens for them to reveal their exquisite tastes and aromas.

Freshly boiled water being allowed to stand for 2 minutes will leave it at approximately 88°C, (190°F).

Infusing for 5-6 minutes will allow the leaves to expand and bring you the superb experience that only the Queen of Teas can provide.

Surprisingly, the second infusion brings more depth in flavour than the first, and the third will give you the ultimate tea experience.

Herbal Teas

There is no set way to prepare Herbal Teas as they are from many different plants.

Usually fully boiled water can be used, and steeping times are a matter of personal choice.

Trial and error will bring you your preferred taste.