Water Temperature: 185-195 degrees--Display tea requires hotter water than normal green tea in order to properly open
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount (per 6 fl oz water): 1 display tea ball
Steep Time: 3-5 minutes or until the display tea ball sinks to the bottom of the pot and fully unfolds. The display tea does not get bitter as fast as regular tea, so it is safe to add time to the steeping.
Number of Infusions: 3-4
Our blooming artisan teas may be prepared in a standard glass teapot, or in your favorite glass mug or wine glass. For best results, we recommend that you pre-warm your vessel, and place one tea ball per 6 oz of liquid, before infusing with 185-195 degree water for 3-5 minutes. Flowering teas can be infused at least three times. Increase the time and temperature slightly with each subsequent infusion. Experimenting with your own temperatures and steeping times is encouraged, especially with such a forgiving tea. Cooler temperatures and shorter times yield more mellow, fruity elements, while hotter water and longer times produce more floral and full-bodied complexities. Always use the best-tasting water you can find, and adjust steeping times and water temperature to your personal preferences.
We highly recommend brewing Flowering teas in a glass teapot, mug or even a wine glass so that you can see the tea and flowers unfurl and expand in the water performing their "magic."