how to steep tea

how to steep tea

How To Steep Tea

It is not complicated to steep tea, but it is important to know the basics to get the most out of your tea. Here are a few tips on how to steep tea for the best results:

Equipment Needed

  • Tea
  • Kettle or pan of boiling water
  • Teapot or other brewing vessel
  • Tea infuser or tea bags


  1. Measure 1-2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea per 8-12 ounces of water. If using a tea bag, one bag per 8-12oz of water.
  2. Bring your water to a boil.
  3. Pour the boiling water into the teapot or other brewing vessel.
  4. Add in the tea and stir once or twice.
  5. Allow the tea to steep for the recommended amount of time, usually 2-5 minutes depending on the type of tea.
  6. Remove the tea leaves if using an infuser, or remove the tea bag.
  7. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Temperature matters! Different tea types require different water temperatures. Green, white, and oolong tea are best steeped at 175-185 F and black tea should be steeped at 195-205 F.
  • Less is more. Adding too much tea can make it bitter, so start with a small amount and adjust up as needed.
  • Experiment. Try different ratios of tea and water, and different brewing times to find what works for you.

With a little practice, you can get it just right and enjoy the perfect cup of tea.


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