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How to Get That Perfect Cup of Tea

how to make the perfect cup of tea

  • As a general rule, use one bag for every cup (8 oz.).
  •  The best temperature for Hyleys Tea is 95º C (203ºF)
  • Steep for 5 – 8 minutes.
  • To make a tea stronger, don’t steep it for longer, as that will usually make it bitter. Add one more bag instead!
  • Spring water is ideal for brewing, but not necessary for making a good cup of tea.
  • Many teas are good for a second (even third!) steeping. Multiple steepings can bring out more subtle flavors and notes.
  • Experiment with steeping time, water temperature and tea amount! If a tea doesn’t taste quite right the first time around, play with your method until you find the flavor you enjoy.

Iced Tea

The Hot Method

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  1. Put in 2 tea bags for every cup (8 ) of tea.
  2. Fill your pitcher or glass halfway with hot water.
  3. Let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on personal preference.
  4. Fill the pitcher or glass up the rest of the way with cold water, then take out the tea leaves or bags.
  5. Pour your tea over ice and serve.


The Cold Method

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  1. Put in 2 teaspoons of loose tea or 2 tea bags for every cup (8 ) of tea.
  2. Pour cold water over your leaves, filling up your pitcher or glass.
  3. Leave the tea to steep in your fridge for 3 to 8 hours, depending on how strong you like it.
  4. Pour your tea over ice and serve.

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