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OliveNation's Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea and Tisane




Tea Varieties

We offer many different high-quality varieties of Herbal Teas and Tisanes. Using loose, premium tea leaves always tastes better than tea bags and a simple strainer, tea ball or sachet will catch the leaves after they steep. If you like to have your tea sweet, there are many types of sugars to choose from as well.

Water

This is another matter of personal preference*. Many of us enjoy using spring water because it does not contain chlorine or fluoride as tap water and will allow the tea flavors to blossom. Use about 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup (about 8 oz. of water). Experiment to find the perfect balance for you.


Temperatures

To brew tea and bring out all its richness, use boiling water (212 degrees Fahrenheit) for Herbal Teas and Tisanes.


Steeping Times

Quality teas can often be steeped 2-3 times. Just add water at the appropriate temperature to your teapot. For Herbal Teas and Tisanes the average steeping time is 5-7 minutes.



*As with any recipe, personal preference will guide your choice and exact method: we are only presenting some time-tested procedures to get you started.


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