How to Brew Tea

Regardless of the category of tea you would like to brew, many factors affect the flavor of the tea and overall tasting experience. Variables include brewing vessel, water temperature, steep time, dosage, and even quality of water!

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Why Water Temperature is Important When Brewing Tea

Each tea category has an ideal range for water temperature when brewing. The brewing vessel and infusion time are important to consider and will also greatly affect the outcome of the flavors. Specific tea brewing vessels are preferred for certain teas. The traditional kyusu is a great way to brew Japanese green tea and the gaiwan is perfect, but not limited to, brewing oolong teas.


Rishi Tea & Botanicals includes instruction on how to brew for each of our products, including the brewing method. Generally, brewing instructions with water temperature, steep time, and dosage are found on our packaging. No matter how you plan to brew your tea, check out our brewing guides above with videos and step-by-step instructions.

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