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 $5.39 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 12 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other countries. 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.
Super food pomegranate and lemon blended with black tea equals one delicious cup of tea.
A subtly flavored, summery tea. This tea brews to a particularly reddish color. It has a bit of a sour tang to offset an otherwise fruity taste. It's a stern sort of tea, in spite of the fruitness, a little like working in the summer. Once you've gotten past the surprise of tasting a tea which is ever so slightly sour (as someone who does not use lemon, ever, I was very taken aback by this), it's light and fun. After the lemon, the pomegranate notes come through, to create something very unique.
The tea flavor itself is not overpowering. It is neither particularly bitter nor astringent. This is a light summer tea, to drink casually. The flavor is complicated enough to be very interesting, but not what I would call an acquired taste. It's fun, light, and flavorful.