How to Brew Mighty Good Tea
At Mighty Good, we offer our own line of unique specialty teas. In preparing a great cup of tea, it’s best to start with a good source of water. Since most city water is chlorinated, we suggest using spring water or filtered water that will eliminate the chlorine. After that, it’s simply a matter of three factors that you can easily control to get the most out of your cup.
First, the amount of tea. We suggest 1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons of loose tea per 6 oz. of water.
Second it the steep time. You’ll see below that there is a range to choose from so have fun experimenting for your perfect cup.
Third is the temperature of the water used to brew the tea. You can use a thermometer or use the drift down method from boiling to make sure the water is the proper temperature for brewing. 10-15 seconds off boil is usually 10 degrees of heat.
Tea: A Guide to Temperature and Steep Time
White, 150 – 160 for 1-2 minutes
Yellow, 160 – 170 for 1-2 minutes
Green, 170 – 180 for 1-2 minutes
Oolong, 180 – 190 for 2-3 minutes
Black, 190 – 200 for 2-3 minutes
Pu-erh, 200 – 210 limitless steep time
Herbal, 210 for 3-6 minutes
Rooibos, 210 for 5-10 minutes