Tea Sip Brew Guide - Hot and Iced Tea

We met up with Tea Sip’s CEO and Founder Jessica Boyd to talk tea! She gave us some tips on the different tea types and how to brew them. You can see all of the highlights on our IG story called “Tea Basics”. Here are some of our favorite takeaways:

  • White, green, oolong, black, and pu’er tea all come from the same plant - camellia sinensis. The way these teas are processed (levels of oxidation, fermentation) creates the different products.

  • If a tea calls for a brew temperature lower than boiling point, don’t use a thermometer and wait. To get to 185 F, fill about 1/4 of your brewing device with cool water, and to get to 195F use a splash. We love tips like this — super practical for home brewing, making tea more approachable. Make more tea (and coffee)!

  • If you want a lot of intensity of flavor, Jess suggests 4g (about a tablespoon) per 8oz. But, she also encourages that however you want to make tea, make it that way!

  • To make iced tea, factor in the water that will come from the melted ice — think about what your brewing as a tea concentrate that gets diluted by this melted ice.

You can find more on that IG story. Here’s a brew guide as well!