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Tea Steep Times

Brookfield House recommended steep times

Based on a 250ml cup, if you have a mug or a larger cup add extra tea.

Black Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 2 minutes at 100°C

Oolong Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 2 to 3 minutes at 90°C

Green Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 2 minutes at 80°C

White Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 3 minutes at 85°C

Yellow Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 3 minutes at 85°C

Herbal and Fruit Teas – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 3 to 5 minutes at 100°C

Chai Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 4 minutes at 100°C

Puerh Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 3 minutes at 100°C

Australian Teas

Australian Black Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2 grams) for 1 to 2 minutes at 98°C

Australian Oolong Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2 grams) for 2 to 3 minutes at 90°C

Australian Green Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2 grams) for 1 to 3 minutes at 80°C

Australian White Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2 grams) for 1 to 3 minutes at 80°C

Australian Herbal and Fruit Teas – Steep 1 teaspoon (2 grams) for 3 to 5 minutes at 100°C

How to cold steep.
Always hot steep leaves first.
1. Steep the leaves as you would normally in a 250ml cup but add an extra teaspoons of tea, once steep has finished pour into a 500ml cup full of ice. Make sure the cup or glass can cope with the hot to cold water.

  1. Alternatively do a hot flush – pour 100°C water (or the recommended temperature for the tea) over the leaves in a cup for 30 seconds then place your tea leaves into a bottle with a filter and water, you can keep this in the fridge for up to 24 hours but remember to drink it in that time as it has no preservatives.

Please note -If your bottle or jug is 1 litre you will need to add 4 teaspoons of tea – 1 teaspoon per 250mls.

This method also works well with a Twist top tea strainer, do the hot flush with the tea in the strainer then place the strainer into a jug or bottle of water, this strainer is great as it will keep the leaves contained.

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Add some fresh fruit to your fruity teas. YUM

Even try sparkling water instead of still.

With both methods if you like a stronger flavour then add an extra teaspoon of tea.

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