How to Make Tea

THE PERFECT CUP
A great cup of tea starts with high quality tea leaves. Make sure your leaves come from a quality tea garden and aren't dust (leftovers after tea has been processed). Choose your favorite from our selection of over 100 teas.
 
Heat water to the temperature recommended for your tea using a convenient hot water heater or a stovetop kettle.
 
Once water is heated, steep your tea for the recommended time (it varies by tea) in a teapot or our PerfecTea Tea Maker. Add rock sugar or honey if you prefer and then pour tea (or release it if using a PerfecTea Tea Maker) into your favorite tea cup. Enjoy!
Brewing Tips
If stronger flavor is desired, add more tea, not time. Sensitive teas will taste bitter if infused longer than the recommended steep time.
 
When making iced tea, follow iced tea instructions for tea amount, time and water temperature, then pour over ice.
 
If brewing two or more teas together, follow the steeping instructions for the tea with the shortest steep time and lowest temperature.
 
View a full brewing chart here.
CHOOSE YOUR TEA FROM OUR POPULAR TEAS
Silver Needle White Tea
Silver Needle White Tea
Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea
Maharaja Chai Oolong Tea
Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea
Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea
Citrus Lavender Sage Herbal Tea
Citrus Lavender Sage Herbal Tea
HEAT WATER
Zojirushi Hot Water Dispenser
Zojirushi Hot Water Dispenser
Alasdair Glass Tea Kettle
Alasdair Glass Tea Kettle
Chantal Onyx Loop Tea Kettle
Chantal Onyx Loop Tea Kettle
Breville Variable Temp Tea Kettle
Breville Variable Temp Tea Kettle
STEEP YOUR TEA
Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
Hobnail Cast Iron Teapot
Hobnail Cast Iron Teapot
Glass Teapot
Musée de Thé Glass Teapot
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
TEA STEEPING INSTRUCTIONS
Use this chart to determine how long and at what temperature you should steep your tea:
 
tea steeping chart