Beginner's Guide To Tea – Loose Leaf Tea Market

Tea 101

In this video, Kita provides a brief introduction to the basics of tea.
Feel free to contact us with questions any time.

Brewing Tea 101

In this video series, Kita shows you a few simple and easy ways to brew your loose leaf tea.
Feel free to contact us with questions any time.

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea With Disposable Bags

How To Cold Brew Tea

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea In A Double Walled Tumbler

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea With A Tea Ball

How To Use
Loose Leaf Tea

Black Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Flavored Black Teas can be steeped twice.
High quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Green Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea; 2 Teaspoons for large leaf varieties
Optimum Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes.
Most Green Teas can be steeped 2 - 3 times.

White Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea; 2 Teaspoons for Large Leaf varieties
Optimum Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Most White Teas can be steeped 2 - 3 times.
Certain high quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Oolong Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Flavored Black Teas can be steeped twice.
High quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Puehr Tea

1 - 2 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Some varieties can be steeped for a longer period
Most puehr varieties can be steeped multiple times.

Red Tea

2 Teaspoons Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Most Red Teas can be steeped twice.

Chai Tea

1 Tablespoon Tea
6 - 8 Ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature
Chai Teas must be simmered in order to release full flavors.
Simmer Time: 3 - 8 minutes
After simmering, Chai tea is strained. 4 - 6 ounces milk is added (dairy or non-dairy)
Add sweetener (honey, sugar, maple, agave) to taste; 1 - 3 teaspoons per cup

BY THE POT:
3 Tablespoons Chai
2.5 cups water
Simmer: 8 - 10 minutes
Strain; Add 1 cup milk
(dairy or non-dairy)
Add Sweetener of choice;
2 Tablespoons

Herbal Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea for 12 ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 3 - 10 minutes
Most of our herbal teas can be steeped several times.

(Medicinal preparation using leaves, flowers, delicate or small seeds, fruits)
1 Tablespoon Tea;
12 ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 10 - 30 minutes
Most of our Herbal Teas can be steeped several times.

Herbal Decoction

(Medicinal preparation, using roots, barks, hard seeds, fruits)
1 Tablespoon Tea
12 ounces water
Optimum water temperature:
Herbal decoctions must be simmered, not steeped.
Simmer Time: 10 - 30 minutes
The herbs used in most herbal decoctions can be simmered 2 - 3 times

How We Sell Loose Leaf Tea

Mini Canisters
Ideal for sampling new teas. Mini canisters hold approximately 5 - 6 teaspoons of tea. These are great for travel, or putting together unique gifts for the tea lovers in your life.

Canisters
Canisters hold approximately 20 to 22 teaspoons of tea, perfect for the occasional sipper, or a tea newbie who's still deciding how to incorporate tea into your daily routine.

Bulk Packages
Bulk sizes are the ideal choice for people who know what they love and want a lot of it. The larger the package, the more money you save.

Tea 101

In this video, Kita provides a brief introduction to the basics of tea.
Feel free to contact us with questions any time.

Brewing Tea 101

In this video series, Kita shows you a few simple and easy ways to brew your loose leaf tea.
Feel free to contact us with questions any time.

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea With Disposable Bags

How To Cold Brew Tea

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea In A Double Walled Tumbler

How To Brew Loose Leaf Tea With A Tea Ball

How To Use Loose Leaf Tea

Black Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Flavored Black Teas can be steeped twice.
High quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Green Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea; 2 Teaspoons for large leaf varieties
Optimum Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes.
Most Green Teas can be steeped 2 - 3 times.

White Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea; 2 Teaspoons for Large Leaf varieties
Optimum Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Most White Teas can be steeped 2 - 3 times.
Certain high quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Oolong Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Flavored Black Teas can be steeped twice.
High quality varietals may be steeped multiple times.

Puehr Tea

1 - 2 Teaspoon Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes
Some varieties can be steeped for a longer period
Most puehr varieties can be steeped multiple times.

(Rooibos, Honeybush)

Red Tea

2 Teaspoons Tea
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 3 - 5 minutes
Most Red Teas can be steeped twice.

Chai Tea

1 Tablespoon Tea
6 - 8 Ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature
Chai Teas must be simmered in order to release full flavors.
Simmer Time: 3 - 8 minutes
After simmering, Chai tea is strained. 4 - 6 ounces milk is added (dairy or non-dairy)
Add sweetener (honey, sugar, maple, agave) to taste; 1 - 3 teaspoons per cup

BY THE POT:
3 Tablespoons Chai
2.5 cups water
Simmer: 8 - 10 minutes
Strain; Add 1 cup milk
(dairy or non-dairy)
Add Sweetener of choice;
2 Tablespoons

Herbal Tea

1 Teaspoon Tea for 12 ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 3 - 10 minutes
Most of our herbal teas can be steeped several times.

(Medicinal preparation using leaves, flowers, delicate or small seeds, fruits)
1 Tablespoon Tea;
12 ounces water
Optimum Water Temperature: Just below boiling
Steep Time: 10 - 30 minutes
Most of our Herbal Teas can be steeped several times.

Herbal Decoction

(Medicinal preparation, using roots, barks, hard seeds, fruits)
1 Tablespoon Tea
12 ounces water
Optimum water temperature:
Herbal decoctions must be simmered, not steeped.
Simmer Time: 10 - 30 minutes
The herbs used in most herbal decoctions can be simmered 2 - 3 times

How We Sell Loose Leaf Tea

Mini Canisters
Ideal for sampling new teas. Mini canisters hold approximately 5 - 6 teaspoons of tea. These are great for travel, or putting together unique gifts for the tea lovers in your life.

Canisters
Canisters hold approximately 20 to 22 teaspoons of tea, perfect for the occasional sipper, or a tea newbie who's still deciding how to incorporate tea into your daily routine.

Bulk Packages
Bulk sizes are the ideal choice for people who know what they love and want a lot of it. The larger the package, the more money you save.