Have you ever purchased a new tea, followed the instructions on the package but then been disappointed by the results? 

Despite recommended steeping times which you’ll find on every package of tea, when trying a new tea, start with a shorter brew time initially and gradually work your way up. People have different sensory capabilities and you may find that you like the taste of certain teas steeped shorter or longer. You won’t know until you try. As a rule of thumb, less is more! For fuller flavor, try adding more leaves rather than more time.

Careful With Green Teas

Most green teas are sweeter when brewed with temperatures well under boiling. If you don’t have a thermometer or use an electric kettle – no worries! 

Just watch for the water to simmer. You may notice small bubbles coming to the surface well before the rolling boil. 

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