Single Origin, Farm Direct Teas

 

Find the times and temperatures for steeping the perfect cup of tea, every time. We are proud to present the most specific and comprehensive steeping instruction breakdown available, anywhere. For step by step instructions with illustrative photos, click here

Tea Type Example Teapot Gaiwan Temp Time Re-Steep
White Tea Teatips White down Porcelain Glass 180 F 1 minute 4
White Tea with leaves white peony Porcelain Glass 180 F 1 minute 4
China green small leaf Lu shan Porcelain Glass 170 F 1 minute 4
China green large leaf Taiping Houkui Porcelain Glass 170 F 1.5 minutes 4
China green rolled pearls Jasmine pearls Porcelain Glass 180 F 1.5 minutes 4
China green hand-tied flowers Flower Bouquet Porcelain Glass 190 F 2 minutes 2
Japan green cut leaf shade grown Gyokuro Porcelain Glass 150 F 1 minute 3
Japan green cut leaf Sencha Porcelain Glass 160 F 1 minute 3
Japan green with additive Genmaicha Porcelain Glass 170 F 1 minute 3
Japan green milled powder Matcha Chasen Chasen 205 F 20-30 seconds whisk once
Rolled pearl shaped low oxidation greenish oolongs High Mountain Light Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1 minute 5 to 6
Twist shape low oxidation greenish oolongs Baochong Porcelain Porcelain 190 F 1 min 4 to 5
Twist shape high oxidation dark roast oolongs Wuyi Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1.5 min 6 to 7
Rolled pearl shaped high oxidation dark roast oolongs Charcoal Tung Ting Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1.5 min 7 to 7
Twist shape medium oxidation roasted oolongs Phoenix Oolongs Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 30 seconds 10 to 15
Cut leaf black Darjeeling, Assam Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 45 seconds 3
Whole leaf black Keemun Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1 minute 3
Whole leaf Hongcha small tips Bailin Gongfu Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1 minute 4
Whole leaf Hongcha large leaf Ruby Red, Red Guanyin Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1 minute 5
Pressed Pu-erh unfermented Sheng Sheng Bingcha Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 190 F 1 minute
Pressed or Loose Pu-erh Post fermented Shu Tuocha Shu, Wild Pu-Erh Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1.5 minute 5 to 6
Loose Pu-erh Natural Fermented 18 year old Pu-erh Yixing or Porcelain Porcelain 205 F 1.5 minute 8 to 10
Herbals flowers and leaves Lavender Mint Porcelain Glass 190 F 1 minute 3 to 4
Herbals Grains Buckwheat Porcelain Glass 190 F 1 minute 6 to 7