Handcrafted Purple Preparation
Water Temperature: Boiling*/160 degrees*
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 Tbl. (2.5 grams)
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1
Our Handcrafted Purple tea is extremely forgiving! We have brewed it with water from 160 degrees all the way up to boiling. We recommend experimenting with your water temperature to determine what you like best. Unlike our Royal Purple, Handcrafted Purple does not require an initial rinse. Using a ceramic teapot with an infuser, place the tea into the infuser. Bring the water to your preferred temperature and pour the water over the tea in the pot and allow it to steep for 4 minutes.
We highly recommend brewing your tea in a teapot or mug with a removable infuser so that you can remove the leaves at the end of the steeping time. Whole leaf teas of this quality need room to unfurl and expand in the water in order to perform their "magic." However, leaving the tea leaves in the water will result in an over-infused, bitter tea. If you want a stronger cup of tea increase the amount of leaf rather than the steeping time. If you don't have a removable infuser, you can brew the loose leaves directly in the pot. At the end of the steeping time, pour all of the tea into a warm serving pitcher or pot.