There are many ways to brew loose leaf tea.

How you brew depends on your preference and what accessories you have on hand.

As a standard rule of thumb you will need about 1 tsp of tea for every 6-8 oz of water.

1. French press/Press pot

You can see our post on how use one here.


2. Paper filters

Disposable paper filters are available at many tea shops, or you can buy them online here.

Measure out the tea into the filter. Fold the top into the pouch, making a sealed tea bag so the leaves dont escape.

These filters can be used for a single cup of tea, or for a full pot.


3. Tea Infuser

Fill your infuser with tea, and let steep until your tea reaches your desired strength.

Metal tea infusers come in many shapes and forms. Some ball infusers are attached to a small metal chain (like a tea bag) and some are built right into a cup or pot like a basket.


4. Freeform Brewing

Some experienced tea drinkers prefer to allow the leaves to bloom freely to full size.

Your tea will be stronger with this method, and you may get a leaf or two in your mouth. It’s all about preference!


How do you steep? Tweet us @nourishtea.