As George Orwell recounts in his 1946 essay A Nice Cup of Tea, just three years before the birth of tea pioneer Steven Smith, “the best manner of making [tea] is the subject of violent disputes.” Although there are a couple of steps that are generally agreed upon, brewing tea can easily be tailored to individual preference, and many tea drinkers have refined their brew practices to create their own perfect cup. Below are a series of guides on how to make tea in sachet or loose leaf form. Use these to begin forming your personal steeping style, with just a touch of Smith Teamaker finesse.
Instructional guides for how to brew hot tea, both in loose leaf and sachet form. In our Oolong Brew Guide, you will find information on the art of small pot brewing, or read about how to host a traditional Gong Fu tea ceremony in our Gaiwan Service Guide.
A refreshing take on how to brew iced teas, read our guide for brewing one of our three signature iced teas, or learn how to turn any Smith tea into a chilled indulgence with our Single Serving Iced Tea Guide.