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Start with about 1 tbsp. of loose leaf tea per cup. If you're making a latte or adding ice, double that.
Wait a minute or two before you pour your water. This is especially important for green teas – wait until steam stops rising for these.
How Do I Make Loose Leaf Tea?
The Firebelly Tea Strainer comes with a resting cup for mess-free steeping, and is made of laser-perforated mesh to filter out tiny particles. Just remove the Tea Strainer from the resting cup and set in your Teacup. Add your tea leaves and water, and steep. Then transfer the Strainer back to the resting cup – no drips or puddles on your desk.
It's pretty tricky and messy to steep loose leaf tea in most travel mugs, so we made our own. Remove the press before adding your tea, and use the inside of the press to add ice for iced tea. Be sure to note the fill lines for hot or iced tea. Push the press fully down to stop steeping.Small Teapot
The Small Teapot has a built-in strainer, drip-proof spout, and ergonomic handle for simple, mess-free steeping and pouring. Makes 1 larger cup or 2 smaller cups of tea.
Add your tea leaves directly to the Small Teapot and steep. The built-in strainer will filter out the steeped leaves when you pour.Large Teapot
The Large Teapot makes it easy to make 4 cups of loose leaf tea. Add tea leaves directly to the basket infuser, then add water and steep. When you pour, tea leaves will be filtered out.Iced Tea Pitcher With Infuser
Make enough iced tea to have on-hand in the fridge or serve multiple tea drinkers. Just add your loose leaf tea to the built-in infuser, steep, then remove the infuser and add ice.
What Is Loose Leaf Tea?
Tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant. Grown mostly in Asia and Africa, this plant is cultivated, oxidized, and then infused in hot water to create tea.
Tea leaves are processed differently to produce varying flavours, aromas, and strengths. For example, black tea is wilted and fully oxidized (exposed to the air to dry and darken), while green tea is unwilted and unoxidized.
You typically purchase teas in two forms: loose leaf or tea bags. Loose leaf embodies the whole leaf and full flavour from the plant, making it the highest-quality experience.
Why Loose Leaf Tea?
Our average 100g - 3.5oz pouch makes 25-30 cups, working out to about 19 cents per gram. That's a better value than comparable-quality tea bags in the grocery store. Plus, loose leaf tea can often be resteeped, which equals even more savings.
The highest-quality teas don’t get ground up into tea bag cuts. You get the best quality from the full leaf. As it expands in the hot water, the fullest flavour comes through.
Loose leaf tea means you’re not throwing away tea bags after every cup, so you can steep guilt-free. Our tea pouches are 100% plant-based and home compostable.
What Are the Benefits of Loose Leaf Tea?
What Are The Different Tea Types?
Low-caffeine and floral, white tea is the most delicate of the tea types because it’s minimally processed. The flavour profile of white tea is “lighter” than green tea.
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