Market Spice Black Tea
Good tea starts with good water! We recommend using filtered or spring water for a superior tasting cup of tea.
Different types of tea require different temperatures of water for steeping. Black tea, herbals, and rooibos can handle boiling water. Green tea, white tea, and oolong require cooler water so the leaves don't get scalded - resulting in bitter flavor. Follow the temperatures below.
Black Tea: 212°F
Green Tea: 160-175°F
White Tea: 175°F
Tea Leaves to Water Ratio
We recommend using 1tsp of leaves per 8oz of water. If you prefer a stronger cup of tea, add more tea leaves.
We recommend that most teas steep for 3-5 minutes. Anything that has actual tea leaves (camellia sinensis) should not exceed 5 minutes as the leaves will release more tannins resulting in a bitter flavor. Herbals and rooibos don't contain actual tea leaves and can be steeped as long as you like.
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