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.
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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.
Paris A black loose leaf tea that is as lovely as Paris the city of love.
A blend as warm and suggestive as its namesake, Paris tempers a multi-layered black base with middling, distinct bakery-like sweetness invested in vanilla and caramel notes.
Melting Pot, a tantalizing term that most cities strive to have associated with them. Long has luxury been closely tied to variety. Thus it should come as little surprise that this rich, limber, sweet-tinged tea is based on a complex three-leaf base. From this, a traditional black flavour collection develops, reminding of nothing so much as a cup of Earl Grey before the sweetness sets in.
Rove from morning task to morning task with this French tea-shop blend, sure to put an energetic spring in your step. Allow a bit of decadence into your busy schedule as this tea is sturdy enough to be an office-hours staple yet slyly sweet. Is it the vanilla that's solely responsible? Couldn't be, as bergamot rolls around the edges of each hot gulp.
Paris strives to do what many teas hope to: find simplicity and nostalgia in a mix that doesn't overwhelm. Paris, as a place, is as much about showing as it is about telling, but subtlety is valued even in the most expressive districts. This this tea knows that melty vanilla and a hint of citric Bergamot are the treat at the end of each visit to Paris, whose true beauty is in the clarity and complexion of its three-tea base.
The perfect gift or a lovely addition to any tea-lover's treasure trove: let Paris bring that je ne sais quoi back into your life.
Base leaf: Blended black teas.
Health properties: Anti-toxic properties.
Flavor strength: Full, Primary collection is grey-black, sweet notes over vanilla in the trail.