New to Tea? This is for you.
Brewing a cup of high quality tea doesn't have to be complicated. This short guide is designed to equip you with all the tools and information you need to start drinking better tea.
New To Tea? This is for you.
Opt for Loose
Loose leaf tea is superior to tea bags because it contains whole leaves, offering a richer flavor, while many tea bags often have smaller, broken tea leaf particles from lower quality tea, leading to a less flavorful brew.
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Experience all the favorite teas of Living Tea’s worldwide community! Discover something new or share this sampler with a friend: it's the perfect place to begin your Living Tea journey.
Gateway of Spirit - Wild Tree Purple Tea
Fruity and floral with an uplifting energy
Riversong - Organic Gong Ting Shou Puerh
Thick, full-bodied tea with a dark chocolate finish
Emerald Isle - Imperial Grade Green Jasmine Pearls
Rolled green tea leaves scented with jasmine - a balance of herbal and floral flavors
Panacea - Bud Tip Premium Grade Red Tea
Enlivening tea with malty cacao and caramel notes
Peaceful Sleep - Organic GABA Oolong
Honey flavor with fruit undertones, this functional tea is calming and relaxing
Follow these general guidelines:
Puerh, Red, & Black Tea: 195–205°
Green Tea: 175–180°
White Tea: 155–175°
How Much Tea?
Use enough leaves to lightly cover the bottom of your teapot while still allowing the bottom to be visible, like leaves scattered across a forest floor. Depending on the size of your teapot, this is approximately 3-5 grams of tea.
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Fine Living Teas are flavorful and robust. Unlike shredded leaves in tea bags, they only need a short time to steep. Try starting with just a few seconds. As you re-brew your leaves and enjoy many cups of tea, lengthen the steeping time and notice how the flavor transforms.
The material of your kettle matters. We recommend clay kettles, which soften and improve the taste of hard mineral-rich water, or glass kettles, offering a neutral influence on your tea compared to metal.
Try Our Glass Kettle
This elegant glass kettle is an affordable upgrade from plastic or electric countertop kettles. Glass imparts no unwanted flavors or odors onto the water, allowing your tea to shine.
Includes: 1.2L glass kettle and wire trivet.
For a list of brewing methods, step-by-step guides and more helpful tips, visit out our website.