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Sebastian Beckwith, cofounder of In Pursuit of Tea, explains how best to brew your leaves.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill an electric or stovetop kettle with water, ideally filtered.

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  • Heat water (see Cook's Note for temperature recommendations).

  • Pour 1/2 cup hot water into a 10-to-12-ounce teapot and swish to warm pot up, about 5 seconds; discard water.

  • Spoon tea leaves directly into teapot or into a basket strainer inside pot.

  • Fill teapot with hot water and let steep (see Cook's Note for brewing times).

  • When tea is ready, decant it or remove basket strainer to stop the steeping.

Cook's Notes

Heat & Steep

All times are for 12 ounces of water with 4 grams of leaves.

Black
205 degrees (just off a boil), 3 minutes

Green
180 degrees (when you see steam), 2 minutes

Tisane
205 degrees (just off a boil), 3 to 4 minutes

White
180 degrees (when you see steam), 2 minutes

Pu-erh
205 degrees (just off a boil), 3 minutes

Oolong
190 degrees to 205 degrees (just off a boil), 2 minutes

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