Top 5 tips for making a great cup of tea

No matter your choice of tea, from a fruity rooibos to a strong earl grey, we have some tips to make your next cup even better.

1. Too cold, too hot, just right!

Make sure your water is the right temperature for your tea. For example, black teas need a bit more heat than your typical green tea. Lindsey Goodwin from The Spruce Eats has this detailed guide for matching your tea to the perfect temperatures.

2. Choose how strong you want your tea.

Using an infuser or a tea bag, choose how strong you want your tea. It’s up to you whether you want to steep it for longer or shorter. If you find yourself needing a mess-free helper, check out our mesh infuser with a handy hook to pull it out when your tea is the perfect strength.

3. Mix it up! 

Sometimes, you may wanna switch it up from your go-to vanilla chai or chamomile. Why not trying creating your own tea blend? You could go for a light but fragrant rose and rooibos, an earl grey with your favourite green tea, or anything else you can imagine! The choices are endless, and you can experiment to find your favourite custom blends.

4. Keep an eye on the clock!

Different teas need different amounts of time to steep. Herbals usually need the most time, black teas are somewhere in the middle, and green tea tends to have shorter steeping times. Pull out your phone timer, keep an eye on your watch, or get one of these adorable tea timers from our shop!

5. Adjust your add-ins.

An extra something can completely change the flavour of your tea. For sweeteners it could be sugar, stevia, honey, or maple syrup. For creamers you can try a splash of dairy milk, cream, soy milk, or almond milk. However, be aware that with more acidic teas, such as cranberry apple, milk can curdle.

Ready to try out some new teas or find your favorite go-tos now? Head to our shop to see our wide selection of teas and accessories.

If you want a smaller taste, check out our sampler package here.

With free shipping in Alberta and free same-day shipping in Edmonton (when you order by 5pm), the perfect cup of tea will be at your door before you know it.

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