Brewing Our Tea

If you’re used to standard store-bought tea, you might be forgiven for thinking that all you need to do is boil water, put in the tea bag, and wait. However, for optimum tea you need to have your water at the correct temperature and brew the bag for the correct time. This will ensure you’re enjoying Shan Valley Tea at its maximum flavor.

For our teas, we recommend the following temperatures and steep times:
 

 

Tea type

Image

Amount                   

Water

Temperature

Time

Shan First Flush Green Tea

 

2.5 grams (1 tea bag)

 16-20 oz.

 

 175 degrees

 3-4 minutes

Valley Green Tea

 

2.5 grams (1 tea bag)

 16-20 oz.

 175 degrees

 3-4 minutes

Mountain Roasted Green Tea

 

2.5 grams (1 tea bag)

 16-20 oz.

 175 degrees

 3-4 minutes

Black Tea

 

2.5 grams (1 tea bag)

 16-20 oz.

 195-212 degrees

 2-3 minutes

 

 Never brew green tea at boiling! It destroys the flavor. If you don’t have a thermometer, bring the water to boiling, then take it off the heat for a minute or two before brewing.

 The longer you let a tea bag brew, the stronger the flavor. That’s why black tea can be brewed for a shorter time, since it is inherently strong. If you prefer a very strong or bitter tea flavor, you can leave the bag in longer. 

Thank you for enjoying our teas! Please contact us if you have any questions about our teas