Tea Cheat Sheet.

This is your official guide to making the best cup of tea. From the team who sourced and blended each tea, we share with you our personalized steeping instructions.  

The Best Cup of (Firebelly) Tea.

The art of steeping is simple. Add your tea leaves to a tea strainer, pour over with hot water, and steep for the suggested amount of time. 

PRO-Tip: For the best results, warm your strainer and tea cup by swirling with hot water before you add your tea leaves and steep your tea. Doing this helps you get the best steep and maintain the temperature of your tea.

Find Your Tea

A Breath of Fresh Air

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of A Breath of Fresh Air to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 3-4 minutes.

Note: At 3 minutes, the sweet peppermint will come out more; at 4 minutes, you’ll get the menthol blast from the eucalyptus.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

 

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of A Breath of Fresh Air

2. Pour over ice.

A Good Root

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of A Good Root to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes .

Note: The longer you steep, the sweeter and spicier the cup gets. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of A Good Root.

2. Pour over ice.

All Matcha

HOT

1. Add ½ to 1 tsp. of All Matcha into your Firebelly Matcha Bowl.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) to the halfway mark on the bowl. 

Note: Don’t use boiling water, or your steep will come out bitter. Let the water cool before pouring.

3. Whisk until frothy.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps. 

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE

1. Follow all of the HOT steps.

2. Add frothed cream.

After Dinner Mint

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of After Dinner Mint to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes. 

Note: The longer you steep, the more chocolaty the flavour gets. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of After Dinner Mint.

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of After Dinner Mint.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Big Red

You can get 3-4 steeps out of oolong teas. 

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Big Red to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Use the following steep times in succession: 3 minutes (1st steep), 4 minutes (2nd steep), 6 minutes (3rd steep), 8 minutes (4th steep).

Note: If you only want 1 steep out of the leaves, steep for 5-6min. 

4. Remove your strainer after each steep and enjoy the perfect cup.

Blossom

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Blossom to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves. 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring.

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 2 minutes will give you a sweeter, more delicate cup; 3 minutes will give you an astringent and caffeinated cup. To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter flavour.

Chai Me Up

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Chai Me Up to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves.

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring.

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Note: To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter flavour.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Chai Me Up.

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Chai Me Up.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Flower Power

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Flower Power to your Firebelly Tea Strainer. 

Note: If you pre-warm your strainer with hot water (then discard the hot water), you'll get a more fragrant steep. 

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves. 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 

Note: To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter flavour.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Flower Power.

2. Pour over ice.

Forest Fresh

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Forest Fresh to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Note: 3 minutes will give you more of the sweet, earthy, woodruff flavour; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine.

 4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

Holy Mao

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Holy Mao to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves. 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring. 

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Note: 3 minutes will give you a delicate, fragrant cup with a light body; 5 minutes will give you a fuller bodied, vegetal taste. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

Internal Combustion

HOT 

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Internal Combustion to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Internal Combustion.

2. Pour over ice.

Island Hopping

HOT
1. Add 1 tbsp. of Island Hopping to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.
2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.
3. Steep for 6-9 minutes.
Note: The longer you steep, the more the tropical flavours will come out.
4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Island Hopping.
2. Pour over ice.

King Hong

You can get 3-4 steeps out of oolong teas.

1. Add 1 tbsp. of King Hong to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Use the following steep times in succession: 3 minutes (1st steep), 4 minutes (2nd steep), 6 minutes (3rd steep), 8 minutes (4th steep).

If you only want one steep out of the leaves, steep for 5-6 minutes.

4. Remove your strainer after each steep and enjoy the perfect cup.

Makes Good Sencha

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Makes Good Sencha to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves. 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 

Note: 2 minutes will give you a sweeter cup; 3 minutes will give you a more caffeinated cup. To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter flavour.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

No Ordinary Joe

1. Add 1 tbsp. of No Ordinary Joe to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes.

Note: A longer steep time gives you a full-bodied chocolate and coffee flavour. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of No Ordinary Joe.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Paradise

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Paradise to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes. 

Note: The longer you steep, the more complex and flavourful the cup gets.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

Pumpkin Spice

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Pumpkin Spice to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes.

Note: The longer you steep, the sweeter and fuller the flavour.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Pumpkin Spice.

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Pumpkin Spice.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Shades of Earl Grey

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Shades of Earl Grey to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Note: 3minutes will give you more of the citrus notes; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Shades of Earl Grey.

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Shades of Earl Grey.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Some Nice Berries

HOT
1. Add 1 tbsp. of Some Nice Berries to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.
2.Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.
3. Steep for 6-9 minutes.
Note: The longer you steep, the more fruity the flavour gets.
4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Some Nice Berries.
2. Pour over ice.

The Champion

1. Add 1 tbsp. of The Champion to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 4-5 minutes.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

The Crowd Pleaser

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of The Crowd Pleaser to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Note: 3 minutes will give you more of the sweet vanilla flavour; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of The Crowd Pleaser.

2. Pour over ice.

LATTE
1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of The Crowd Pleaser.
2. Fill your Firebelly Teacup ¾ of the way.
3. Pour frothed milk over tea.

Warm & Toasty

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Warm & Toasty to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes. 

Note: Normally you wouldn't steep a green tea this long, but this blend doesn't have a lot of green tea. Here, you want a longer steep to bring out those other ingredients. 6+ minutes brings out the cinnamon, liquorice root, and anise.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

Wise Sherpa

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Wise Sherpa to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves.

3. Steep for 4-5 minutes.

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tbsp. of Wise Sherpa.

2. Pour over ice.

Zest For Life

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Zest For Life to your Firebelly Tea Strainer.

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves.

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, or it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before pouring. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes. 

Note: To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter flavour. 

4. Remove your strainer and enjoy the perfect cup.