The perfect cup of letterpress tea, is meant to be experienced and enjoyed
Loose leaf tea is the purest form that tea drinkers can experience, all coming from one plant called Camellia Sinensis. When you brew yourself a cup of loose leaf tea, rather than pre-bagged, you are able to allow the full flavour of the tea to bloom through steeping.
You are tasting the tea at its absolute best
Letterpress tea isn't meant for rushing or a quick caffeine fix. It has been created intentionally to appreciate the experience, and benefit from drinking it. Making your daily cup of tea using loose leaf tea is also giving you a purposeful pause, away form the noise and hurriedness that life sometimes brings. Using compostable tea bags or tea filters gives you that extra space to enjoy the process, while allowing for the best flavour in your cup.
The best way to make a cup of letterpress tea
- Use 1 teaspoon (or 2 grams for the best precise cup) of letterpress tea per 250ml of water, in a compostable tea bag or re-usable tea filter
- Boil water to temperature according to package (100 degree Celsius for black teas, 80 degree Celsius for green, herbal, white, and oolong teas)
- Pour water in a cup over tea bag or filter
- Set a timer (4 minutes for black tea, 3 minute for green, white, or oolong tea)
- Remove the teabag from the hot water and set aside on a dish
- Enjoy the tea when it has cooled to desired temperature
- You can re-use the steeped tea again, by re-steeping the original tea leaves once more (it will be weaker, but flavour will still come through)
- When done, place tea bag in your compost bin