Steeping Tips

Start with the steeping times listed below as general guidelines, but more importantly, try it for yourself and see what you prefer. If it isn't suiting your buds, try varying the water to tea ratio, the brewing temperature and/or the brewing time.

If your tea tastes bitter or harsh to you, reduce the brewing time (and possibly also the temperature). If you prefer your tea strong, add more tea leaves to your brew instead of adding time which will only risk making a bitter cup. 

If your tea lacks nuance and complexity, it may be an issue of the brewing time being too short or long, but it's more likely an issue of brew temperature or water to leaf ratio (not enough leaves for the amount of water you're using).



Black  I  1-2 tsp  I  200°  I  2-3 min 

Green  I  1-2 tsp  I  175°  I  2 min 

Herbal   1.5 tsp  I  208°  I  5-6 min

Maté  I  1.5 tsp  I  208°  I  5-6 min 

Oolong  I  1-2 tsp  I  195°  I  3 min 

Rooibos  I  1.5 tsp   208°  I  5-6 min 

White  I  1.5 tsp  I  175°  I  4-5 min 


★ Reviews

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147 reviews

Samurai Spirit Maté with Maharaja Oolong Chai was the exact flavor I was looking for. Will order again.

Maharaja Oolong Chai with Samurai Spirit Maté

Excellent flavor when I blended the two.



Refreshing tea

It tastes exactly like Maharaja chai from Teavana. I am glad I gave it a try.

Delicious tea! We were huge Teavana fans, so it was very sad when the stores closed. Now, we are able to buy our favorite flavors again!