Herbal Infusions Brew Guide

Our current collection of herbs and botanicals are all deeply flavorful and sourced in their prime from friends around the world. It takes an uncommonly high number of ingredients to concoct our signature blends because we use certain things like osmanthus flower petals, not only for floral aroma, but for the depth they add to the tea. These herbal infusions are naturally caffeine-free, perfect for enjoyment any time - day or night. Read below to find our guide on how to brew green tea, then head over to our herbal infusions collection to choose which herbal infusion you'd like to steep first.

How to Brew Herbal Sachets

  1. For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 212℉. 
  2. Place the sachet in your chosen vessel, whether it is a teapot or teacup. Pour about 8-10 ounces of hot water over the sachet.
  3. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, remove the sachet and enjoy.

How to Brew Loose Leaf Herbal Infusions

  1. For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 212℉
  2. Fill your teapot with 8-10 ounces of hot water.
  3. Measure your tea leaves. We recommend using 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea for every 8-10 ounces of water. For a large teapot, you may want to add an extra teaspoon to maintain a strong cup, as per the old adage of "one for the cup and one for the pot."
  4. Allow the leaves to steep for 5 minutes. 
  5. After 5 minutes, place a basket strainer over your cup and pour the tea so that any leaves will be caught by the strainer.
  6. Serve the contents of the teapot and enjoy. Note: do not allow the tea leaves in your teapot to continue to steep.*

* If you do not intend to drink all of your brewed tea right away, and instead want to sip and enjoy a leisurely pot, you will want to use a strainer inside of your teapot rather than strain the leaves while you are pouring. That way, the leaves will not be left in the pot to continue steeping. Simply find a strainer that can rest inside of your teapot like this one, steep the leaves inside the strainer, then remove the strainer after 3 minutes.

The Most Personal Beverage

Here at Smith Teamaker, we believe strongly in making tea a personal experience. The instructions and guidelines above are simply recommendations. You may find that you enjoy a much shorter extraction. The beauty is being able to control that experience, and removing the leaf from the water at your choosing to create something you like. Have fun and keep experimenting and adjusting so eventually, you can easily become your own tea master.