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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

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

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

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

Yellow Tea – Steep 1 teaspoon (2grams) for 2 minutes at 80

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

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

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

Brookfield’s Australian Green Tea – Steep 2 teaspoon (5 grams) for 1 minutes at 80

Brookfield’s Australian Black Tea – Steep 2 teaspoon (5 grams) for 1 minutes at 95

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 over the leaves in a cup for 20 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 tea filter ball, do the hot flush with the tea in the ball then place the ball into a jug or bottle of water, the ball is great as it will keep the leaves contained.

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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