Brew Guide

Brewing great tea is simple if you begin with tasty water, good tea, and an open mind. Use these ratios and steep times as a starting point to explore how you like your tea!

Wish it were stronger? Increase leaves or steep time. Too much for you? Reduce tea or time! There's no one right way to enjoy tea :)

 Mug Brewing

  • Heat water to 205°F.
  • Use 2g tea for an 8-12 oz mug. A strainer basket is great for mugs and lets the tea leaves fully expand! 
  • Pour hot water over leaves, and let steep for 2 minutes.
  • If using basket, remove and enjoy. Otherwise, strain into another mug and enjoy.
  • Repeat to re-steep. Enjoy multiple rounds until the tea is too light for your taste.

Gaiwan Brew

  • Heat water to 205°F.
  • Use 5g tea for roughly 5 oz/100 ml of water. With our gaiwan, that means filling about 3/4 of the way up, which also helps protect your fingers from the heat!
  • Pour hot water over tea leaves.
  • Steep for 10 seconds.
  • Use lid to strain tea while decanting into fairness pitcher or directly into teacups. Enjoy!
  • Repeat 6+ times, adding about 5 seconds to each additional steep, or until tea is too light for your taste.

Cold Brew

  • Use 8g tea for a quart of cold or room-temperature water.
  • Put tea leaves in a pitcher or other large container and pour water over the leaves.
  • Refrigerate for 8-12 hours.
  • Taste. Too light? Steep longer and check again in another hour or two. Too intense? Add a little water.
  • Strain and enjoy!