From the Experts: How to Make a Proper Cup of Tea at Home

We talked to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's tea master on how to make a perfect cup!

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Tea isn’t just a soothing day-ender or a mid-afternoon refresher—this drink is a way of life, according to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s tea master, David De Candia. Wondering how to brew the perfect cup? These tea-making tips are simple!



1  Practice proper storage.

To ensure freshness, store tea in an airtight container and place in a cool, dark place. Choose a tin that doesn’t let too much light creep in and avoid glass jars.


2  Use filtered water.

Bottled or filtered water means that most impurities have been removed. Your tea will taste better!


3  Double check your steeping time.

Green teas take 3 minutes to brew, black teas take 5 minutes, oolong teas take 5 minutes, and herbal and fruit infusions take 7 minutes. Remember: over-steeped tea will become bitter. For stronger tea, add more leaves or tea bags rather than infusing for a longer time than recommended.



Tips from The Coffee Bean& Tea Leaf’s tea master, David De Candia.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Whole Leaf Teas are available in-store: all varieties are sustainably produced and processed.

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