We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.
Brew ice tea inside this heat resistant Pyrex glass iced tea pitcher! It is fast, easy and gives you the flexibility to brew your hot or cold loose leaf teas almost instantly. Add this pitcher to your teaware collection today and start enjoying refreshing healthy iced tea now. You might consider getting 2 pitchers.
If you've heard of cold-brewed coffee, this is the tea equivalent. This pitcher allows you to brew iced tea without ever boiling water. Add your tea (which should be just enough to cover the bottom of the pitcher), and pour in water straight from your tap. Then, put the lid back on, and leave in it your refrigerator for 2-6 hours. Without ever boiling the water, you have tea. The whole process should involve about 40 seconds of effort on your part. Furthermore, because the water is never boiling, we've found that black and green teas tend to be a little less bitter. If you're the sort of person who makes tea, and then immediately forgets about it, this is the pitcher for you, because you cannot over steep your tea. When cold-steeping tea, you can leave the leaves in for as long as you like, and they will not turn bitter.
The key to a good cup of tea, other than having great leaves, using clean water, and following the steeping instructions, is having a large infuser basket. This jug has the largest infuser possible, because the entire jug is the infuser. Leaves float throughout the pitcher, and are only strained out just as the tea is poured, by the strainer lid.
If you find that you simply do not have the time to cold-steep your tea right now, this pitcher can still help. It is made of borosilicate glass, which means that you can pour boiling water straight into it, brew your tea the old-fashioned way, and then add ice cubes, for iced tea in under ten minutes.
Have you ever picked up a glass pitcher and wished you had abs of a Soviet weight lifter? No worries. This pitcher is super light-weight - like fine crystal stemware and just as elegant. The pitcher is hand blown true borosilicate glass with graceful modern lines. The handle is large enough for the big guys, yet looks wonderfully proportioned. This ice tea jug will remain clear unlike plastic jugs which tend to become cloudy after continued use.
Because you're a gourmet ice tea maker, you may want to add cut fruit or lemons to your tea or make a fruit infusion The crystal clear glass will beautifully show off your iced tea and with no worries when you pour. No lemon seeds or chunks of ice will be spoiling your summer vibe. The lid is held in place by two sturdy silicone rings and a super fine (.05 MM) stainless steel, laser-cut straining filter at the top to hold back your fruit, tea leaves, and ice. Your smooth pour will keep things tidy to keep your party rocking.
Ever use an open pitcher and have to keep it covered to keep the bugs out? Not with this pitcher. You don't even have to align the lid to the spout to pour. Just snug it in place. The fine mesh will keep even the smallest of fruit flies from invading your tea.
Pick from many fabulous vibrant colors to match your tea, your fruit infusion, your decor or the mood of the party. The lid is made of food-grade, BPA free, prolypropylene which is heat tolerant. The strainer is tightly fixed to the lid.
To the uninitiated, ice tea is some brown powder from a jar or something you buy in a bottle which can be months old. This simple elegant tea pitcher allows you to make iced tea out of our high-quality loose teas. If you're looking for suggestions, we certainly have a few favorites to get you started. You should also note that orders of more than $35 have free shipping, so buying a little tea to go with your pitcher may actually save you money.
Berry Berry- This is a caffeine-free herbal tea, made from elderberries and hibiscus. It brews to a bright purple-pink tone, with a sweet berry taste.
Pina Colada- This tea tastes, quite simply, like summer. It is a complex blend of coconut, mango, pineapple, and apples.
White Peach- This is a fresh, delicate tea. White teas are much less bitter than greens or blacks, with a more subtle flavor. That subtlety allows the peach notes of this tea to truly shine. It's a sweet summer afternoon transformed into an antioxidant-rich tea.
Blue Sapphire- This is the tea for people who are looking for 'plain' tea. This is an unflavored black tea, with a very middle-of-the-road profile. Black teas can vary widely depending upon where they are grown. These can range from very the bold and astringent Indian Ceylon to the more mild and sweet Chinese Keemun Panda #1. Blue Sapphire is a Kenyan tea, and it's flavor is about as standard as you're going to find in our shop.
Black Currant- If you're playing the universal appeal angle, but still want something distinctly summery, this may be the tea for you. Black currant is a traditionally English delight, with strong berry notes accompanied by a rich black tea. It's a little bit sweet, a little bit savory, and every bit wonderful
Try our 68 Oz. cold-steeping pitcher. With an large deep infuser, this pitcher will allow you to brew all the hot or iced tea you could ever want, all at once.
Because this ice tea pitcher is so gorgeous, it can be used as an ice water or wine carafe at your next function. Simply use it with the lid off. It's light weight its easy to use and pass around the table. To make sweet tea, brew your tea hot, then add sugar before icing it, in order to allow the sugar to melt into the tea. A gentle stir with a long spoon or ladle will melt the sugar quickly.