Tea Steeping Instructions

Use this chart to determine how long and at what temperature you should steep your tea:

Tea Type Temp Hot Iced Steep / Infusion
(min)
tsp / 8 oz
Blooming Tea 180° F 1 ball 2 balls 3-4 until bloomed
White Tea 175° F 1.5 3 4-5
Flavored White Tea 175° F 1.5 3 2
Green Tea 175° F 1 2 45 sec-1min
Flavored Green Tea 175° F 1 2 2
Oolong Tea 195° F 1 2 2-3
Black Tea 195°-205° F 1 2 2-3
Maté Tea 208° F 1.5 3 5-6 Hot
8-15 Iced
Rooibos Tea 208° F 1.5 3 5-6 Hot
8-15 Iced
Herbal Tea 208° F 208° F 1.5 3 5-6 Hot
8-15 Iced

Tips for making great tea

If strong flavor is desired, add more tea, not time. Highlighted teas will taste bitter if infused longer than the suggested time.

When making iced tea, follow iced tea measurement, time and temperature, then dilute over ice.

If brewing 2 or more teas together, follow instructions for tea with the shortest time and lowest temperature.

For more tea steeping instructions and information, stop by Sweetea’s Tea Shop today.