Preparing the perfect cup of tea is a process to be savoured. Watch how the traditional elements harmoniously come together – Water, Fire, Leaves and Infusion - to make the perfect cup. This is what we call the Mighty Leaf signature multi-sensory (sensory melange) tea experience. Come share with us and learn how to get infused.

Preparation

Water

The quality of tea is affected by the quality of water used to prepare it. Using filtered or bottled water is best. If possible, avoid brewing tea with tap, distilled or mineral water. Never over-boiling water, as it results in flat-tasting tea.

Preheated Pot

A warm teapot will maintain the requisite temperature for superior tasting tea. While the water is heating pour hot water into your teapot and cups, let sit and then drain completely.

Tea Pouches

Slowly open up our specially created, handcrafted tea pouches and enjoy the aroma of fresh whole tea leaves. Whether black, green or herbal, use one Mighty Leaf tea pouch per cup or 12 ounces of water.

Whole Loose Leaf

Prepare Mighty Leaf loose teas using a teapot with infuser, paper tea sachet, infuser or traditional brewing methods. Try to avoid using small tea balls, as the leaves have less room to unfurl and develop their full flavour. Depending upon the tea type, use one to two teaspoons per 12 ounces or cup of water. Many of our teas are good for multiple infusions such as the oolongs. Simply add more hot water to the leaves and increase infusion times.

Fire and Infusion

Tea Type Leaves - 12 oz. water Fire - Temperature Infusion Time
Black 1 teaspoon 96˚ C 4 minutes
Oolong 2 teaspoons 85-96˚ C 3-4 minutes
Green 2 teaspoons 77-82˚ C 3 minutes
White 2 teaspoons 82˚ C 3-4 minutes
Herb and Fruited 2 teaspoons 96˚ C 5 minutes
Pu-erh 1 tablespoon 96˚ C 3-4 minutes

Brewing Notes

Although we recommend the proportions and infusion times above, you can experiment depending upon your own flavour and strength preference. With practice, you will discover the right steeping time for each tea and what works best for you.

Green Tea

For brewing green tea, you can also bring water to a roiling boil, and then let it sit for 1-2 minutes before steeping to attain the proper water temperature.

Storage

Light, temperature, moisture and odours can compromise the quality of tea. To maintain freshness tea must be stored properly. Use an airtight, opaque container and store tea in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. As excessive heat and strong odours can compromise the tea’s flavour, keep away from stoves or other strong smelling foods.

If stored properly, teas retain their quality for many months. The higher quality green teas will loose their freshness within a year, so it is best to drink them more quickly. At Mighty Leaf, we maintain and ensure maximum freshness by sealing our tea pouches in cello overwraps and loose teas in airtight foil bags.