If you’re used to the standard store-bought tea we forgive you for thinking that all you need to do is boil water, put in the tea bag, and wait. For tea to taste the best you need to have your water at the correct temperature and brew it for the right amount of time. This will ensure you’re enjoying Shan Valley Tea at its maximum flavor.

 

Green Tea Preparation

Teabag: Steep the teabag in a 10 oz cup of just under boiling (170-185F) water for 3 to 4 minutes. Shan Valley pyramid teabags can be re-steeped for a second cup.

 

Loose: Steep 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea in a 10 oz cup of just under boiling (170-185F) water for 3 to 4 minutes. Shan Valley loose leaf can be re-steeped for a second cup.

 

Never brew green tea in boiling water. 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.

 

Black Tea Preparation

Teabag: Steep the teabag in a 10 oz cup of just under boiling (170-185F) water for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with milk and sugar as desired. Shan Valley pyramid teabags can also be re-steeped for a second cup. 

 

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

 

Loose: Steep 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea in a 10 oz cup of just under boiling (170-185F) water for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with milk and sugar as desired. Shan Valley loose leaf can also be re-steeped for a second cup.

 

Iced Tea: Just add Ice after brewing and enjoy!