How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea

There are no sweeter words uttered than “let me make myself a cup of tea.” It’s you telling the Universe you’re pressing that pause button for yourself. It’s empowering, self-affirming and refreshing every time!

Whether you’re starting your day with calmness, taking a work break, or having a mindful self-care activity, we’re here to help you brew a cup of loose-leaf tea correctly.

It’s easy-peasy, and you really don’t need much: just the loose-leaf tea of your choice, hot water, a teaspoon, a cup, and a tea strainer.

Here’s a video tutorial to guide you through the step-by-step instructions. Remember, this is not something you should rush. Slow down to enjoy this soothing ritual.

As you saw in the video, brewing tea is a simple process of infusing the flavors of tea leaves into the water. However, if you steep the leaves too long, your tea might end up bitter. If the water you used is scalding hot, you might burn the leaves. Either way, you won’t be able to make the most out of the experience.

Fret not, check out our steeping guide below: Brewing for Different Tea Types. Here, we’ve jotted down each type of tea (Black Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Tea, and Herbal, Flower & Fruit Infusions) and the corresponding recommended steeping time and water temperature.

It may seem fussy at first, but trust us, one run-through is enough for you to be brewing tea like a pro in no time.

For us, tea time is one of the most rewarding experiences you can give to yourself day in and day out. Not only is the act of it relaxing and calming (maybe it’s the soothing sounds of brewing, or the aromas emanating from the leaves), drinking tea offers a host of health benefits.

This is one self-care activity that’s good for your mind, body and soul. Definitely something you shouldn’t miss out on. Have fun brewing your perfect cup!