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.
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Roasted Yerba Mate loose leaf tea may have rich health benefits without many of the downsides of coffee or tea rich in caffeine, but it also has a rich history. From a plant indigenous to Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries, the roasting process of Mate distinguishes this Herbal "tea" from other teas. It is this roasting process reminiscent of a great coffee bean that produces a coffee-like, nutty flavor with toasty caramel notes much like black tea. Rich and smooth, Yerba Mate is traditionally drunk in South America from a specific gourd, known as a “mate,” and through a straw. So revered is this drink for its flavor and therapeutic properties, natives call it “the drink of the Gods.” Now, it can be steeped or brewed in a tea infuser and served warm rather than hot. Coffee drinkers everywhere are laying down their coffee mugs and are being converted to Mate drinkers by this fine, strong, and beneficial tea. Get to know this "Gaucho Tea", order some today.