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How to Make Loose Leaf Tea

Steeping loose leaf tea is easy, yet there are options beyond a simple cup of hot tea. All our teas come with directions on the back of the packaging, however, these directions are for making a single serving of hot tea Western style. If you are looking to make iced tea, cold brewed tea, or prepare tea Eastern style please follow the links below.

How to Make Iced Tea with Loose Leaf

Preparing iced tea using loose leaf is really simple. First, you need to decide if you want to make a large batch of iced tea or if you simply want to make a cup of iced tea for yourself. When making a large batch you might consider cold brewed iced tea which yields different flavors and far fewer tannins -- virtually eliminating any bitterness! 

Using a Gaiwan, Kyusu, or Yixing Teapot to Prepare Loose Leaf Tea

We are presuming, of course, that you have one of these awesome tea vessels already. Preparing iced tea using loose leaf is really simple but you do have options. First you need to decide if you want to make a large batch of iced tea or if you simply want to make a cup of iced tea for yourself.

  • How to use a Gaiwan (Lidded Cup)
  • How to use a Kyusu (Japanese Teapot)
  • How to use a Yixing Teapot (Chinese Clay Teapot)