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March 2016

The tea lover’s best friend

Making the perfect cup of tea is easy. On the other hand, it’s also easy to miss; particularly with more delicate varieties of tea.

The trick is to know and follow the “rules” of steeping.

Did you know that each kind of tea has its own rules? Yeppers. Things like water temperature and steeping time can have a dramatic effect on the end result.

For example, water at 100° (boiling) can turn green tea bitter, leaving an infusion that is far less than optimal. Green tea should be steeped with water that is around 75° (Wait a minute…does this mean it’s possible that some people who believe they don’t like green tea…have really never had a properly-steeped cup?! *gasp* How tragic!).

But never fear! We’ve got the rules laid out for you in this quick reference chart. Like a good friend, it’ll be there for when you need that helpful advice on getting the perfectly steeped cup.

(By the way, for Rooibos and some Fruit teas, you can actually leave the steeping for as long as you like, as they won’t turn bitter with over-steeping; 5 minutes is just the minimum. Also, generally speaking, 1 heaping teaspoon of dry loose tea for 1 cup of water will do the trick).

Happy steeping! ♥

Steep the perfect cup of tea

 

The Tea Lover's Best Friend

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Featured tea: Strawberry Sunshine

Each month, subscribers to myteabox.ca receive 3 fresh, exciting blends of loose leaf tea, delivered right to their mailbox.

For those wondering what little collections of awesomeness come in each teabox, here’s a partial answer. March featured one of our favourite fruit blends, affectionately known as Strawberry Sunshine.

Like a sunshiny day in your cup, this blend creates a zippy infusion of sweet strawberries with lemon, orange, and of course, vitamin C! Regular exposure recommended (no SPF required).

Delicious contents: Apple pieces, rosehip pieces, orange pieces, hibiscus petals, calendula petals, natural flavours.

Happy steeping! ♥

Strawberry Sunshine

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