Tea Tips

Brewing tips

 

How to make a perfect cup of hot Tetley® Tea

  1. Start with fresh, cold water. (The better the water quality, the better the tea will taste.)
  2. Place a tea bag in your favorite cup or mug.
  3. Bring water to a rolling boil and immediately pour over your tea bag.
  4. Steep for a good 3 to 5 minutes. (Great taste can't be rushed—it really does take the full time to release the tea's entire flavor.)
  5. Remove the tea bag, relax and enjoy! (Serve it “clear” or try it with milk and sugar.)
 

Green Tea Variation

  1. Start with fresh, cold water. (The better the water quality, the better the tea will taste.)
  2. Place a tea bag in your favorite cup or mug.
  3. Bring water to a rolling boil, remove from heat to cool for a moment and pour over your tea bag. (Green tea leaves are delicate—boiling water will bruise the leaves, causing a bitter taste.)
  4. With green tea, steep for only a minute or two. (Oversteeping green tea will result in a harsh flavor).
  5. Remove the tea bag, relax and enjoy! (Serve it “clear” or sweeten with honey or sugar.)
 

How to make a perfect pitcher of Tetley® Iced Tea: Family Size Iced Tea: For a half-gallon pitcher (2 quarts)

  1. Bring 4 cups of fresh water to a rolling boil.
  2. Gently pour water over 2 tea bags.
  3. Steep 3 to 5 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the flavor. Stir before removing tea bags.
  4. Add your favorite sweetener, if desired.
  5. Pour brewed tea into pitcher and add 4 more cups of cold water and/or ice cubes. Chill and enjoy!
 

Single Serve Iced Tea (for a Single Glass):

  1. Bring one cup of fresh water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add 1 or 2 tea bags and steep 3 to 5 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the flavor. Stir before removing tea bag(s).
  3. Add your favorite sweetener, if desired
  4. Let cool.
  5. Pour brewed tea into a large glass filled with ice. Enjoy!
 

Here's a coldwater method for clear, cloudless iced tea:

  1. Fill a quart pitcher or container with cold tap water. Cover. Let stand at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
  2. Add 4 to 6 tea bags or 1 Family Size tea bag (remove tags).
  3. After at least 6 hours (or overnight), remove tea bags, squeezing against side of container.
  4. When ready to serve, pour into ice-filled glasses. Makes 1 quart. Recipe may be doubled.
 

Storing Tips

Once removed from the box, tea bags are highly susceptible to odors and can become “stale.” To prevent this, immediately place “exposed” tea bags in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry area. It is not recommended that tea be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, as condensation may be created by taking the tea out of the cold unit and may affect the flavor of the blend.

For your convenience, Tetley specialty flavors come in reclosable canisters. These canisters lock in freshness, keeping the flavors at their peak, and prevent them from being exposed to odors.