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Perfect Water Temperatures for Brewing Tea

One of the most important components of brewing tea is water.  It is important to use a good source of water, preferably filtered. Equally important is the temperature of the water.  Different types of teas require different temperatures to get the best cup of tea.  Here is a guide to the perfect water temperatures for brewing tea.

  • Black Tea - You want to bring the water to a full rolling boil for black tea.  You want to steep black tea for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Green Tea - This is the most delicate tea to brew.  You will get the best cup of tea if you bring the water to 160 degrees and steep for 2 to 4 minutes.
  • White Tea - A prized tea, it is a bit more robust than green tea.  You will get a great cup of tea if you bring the water to 180 degrees and steep for 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Oolong Tea - Bring the water to a 190 degrees and steep this tea for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Rooibos Tea - This tea is very similar to black tea in that you want to bring the water to a full rolling boil and steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

Keep this guide handy by bookmarking this page.  That way it will always be available when you are brewing tea.  It is also a good idea to invest in a good tea thermometer to help out.

American Tea Room Oolong Tea Sale

In celebration of the New Year, American Tea Room is offering an Oolong tea sale.  All of their Taiwanese High Mountain Oolongs are 25% off through then end of January.  They are offering four of their varieties at this special price.  Their Bao Zhong Royale Oolong is pictured to the left.  It is described as a tea with a sweet, floral taste perfect for those new to tea.  It is also great for multiple infusions.

Also available in the sale is Dong-Ding Oolong, Oriental Beauty Oolong, and Organic Formosa Plum Oolong tea.  Don't miss out on this chance to try out American Tea Room's Oolong teas at a great price.  Plus receive free shipping on orders over $60.