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Brewing Directions

Brewing your tea correctly will help ensure that it tastes delicious and that you are getting the most benefits from the organic herbs and flowers in our tea blends.  Don't stress out over the precise temperatures, or freak out if you let it steep a little too long, these are just guidelines to help you get the most out of your tea.

 

Black Teas

For Black teas, like our Clearly Calendula Morning, which is an Earl Grey based tea, we recommend using water that is between 205 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's best to boil water, and then let it cool for 30 seconds or so before pouring it into your tea cup.  But you can use boiling water if you're in a rush:) 

Add the tea bag to the hot water in the cup, and let it steep for 3-5 minutes, before removing the tea bag.  If you let it steep too long the tea can taste too strong and slightly bitter (it's still safe to drink).  

 

 

Green Teas

For Green teas, like our Clearly Calendula Afternoon, which is a Green tea, we recommend using water that is around 175 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's best to boil water, and then let it cool for 3 minutes or so before pouring it into your tea cup.  Or you can get a kettle which allows you to set the target temperature for 175 degrees.

Add the tea bag to the hot water in the cup, and let it steep for 2-4 minutes, before removing the tea bag.  If you let it steep too long the tea can taste too strong and slightly bitter (it's still safe to drink).  

 

Herbal Teas

For Herbal teas, like our Clearly Calendula Evening, which is a herbal tea, we recommend using water that is around 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's best to boil water, and immediately pour it into your tea cup.  

Add the tea bag to the hot water in the cup, and let it steep for at least 5 minutes, you don't have to remove the tea bag.  Generally letting herbal teas steep longer can make them taste a little stronger, but they won't become bitter or unpleasant to drink.  

 

 

Iced Teas

Iced tea can be a super refreshing way to drink your tea, especially in warm weather, or at the gym.  Luckily it's easy to make!  You can easily brew up a large amount of tea, using multiple tea bags in a pitcher.  Generally you will want one bag for every 8-16 oz of water, depending on how strong you like it.

Black teas must be hot brewed, using the directions above, and then chilled.  It's usually best to let the hot tea cool to room temperature on your counter, and then move it into the refrigerator.  

For Green and Herbal teas, you can hot brew, and then chill like with Black teas. However you can also cold brew these teas as well, which might be easier.  Cold brewing is basically just adding your tea bags to cold water, and letting it steep for at least two hours and up to several days.

You can do this inside a water bottle, mason jar, or large pitcher.  You can drink it with ice, or just chilled from the fridge.  

Play around with amounts and timing to figure out what you like best!