While our triple-lined bags can keep your tea fresh for 2-3 months before it starts to loose its flavor and aroma, tea should be properly stored in a air-tight container, and preferably one which keeps out sunlight.
These simple, modern containers can keep your tea fresh for longer than bags, can be stacked to keep your stash organized, and bought in a color to match your kitchen, or the inside of the locked cupboard where you hide your teas, in case of burglary by thieves with good taste. If you're looking for more reasons to tin your teas, check out the blog post dedicated to just that: http://bit.ly/291E2rY
Food Grade and air tight. Dimensions 3 x 3 x 4.25 tall
Holds between 1.5 ounces to 5 ounces of tea. (Oolongs, Whites, Citron Green, Dragonwell and Chamomile are fluffy, so less fits inside.) Just specify at check-out which of your teas you'd like in which of your tins!
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.