The Beginner’s Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

The Beginner’s Guide to Loose Leaf Tea

Loose Leaf Tea

Real loose leaf tea can transform your tea experience to a moment where you can unwind and reset. We’ve got the perfect guide as you begin to learn about the benefits of loose tea blends and how to the brew the perfect cup of tea. With our expertly crafted loose leaf tea blends, you can customize the strength and flavor of your perfect cup, making it your own in just three simple steps. Just scoop, brew and enjoy!

The Tea

English Breakfast Black Tea

  • Finely balanced blend of Assam and Ceylon teas to deliver a robust brew with a rich aroma, deep amber color, and a bold taste.

Gunpowder Green Tea

  • Tightly rolled long-leaf green tea pellets deliver a fresh clean taste and a delicate and refreshing finish.

Iced Classic Black Tea

  • High-grown, single-origin Kenyan black tea that delivers a crisp and clean flavor with balanced floral and malty notes for true refreshment.


The Water

Bring water to a boil and let it cool slightly. Black teas need to be brewed at higher temperatures, while green teas need to be brewed at temperatures below boiling. 

Pure Leaf Black Tea FlavorsRecommended Brewing Temperature
English Breakfast Black Tea100°C/212°F
Gunpowder Green Tea80°C/175°F
Iced Classic Black Tea100°C/212°F


The InfuserTea Strainer

Make sure that your infuser allows enough room for the leaves to fully uncurl, to allow the leaves to deliver a complete cup of tea. For a bolder tea, add an extra scoop of loose tea into your infuser or use less for a lighter tea





Brewing Times

Pure Leaf brewing times are carefully determined and recommended by our Tea Masters to provide a delicate balance of extracting the beautiful tastes from the tea, while leaving behind the more bitter and astringent notes. 

  • English Breakfast Black Tea Brewing Time: three minutes
  • Gunpowder Green Tea Brewing Time: three minutes
  • Iced Classic Black Tea Brewing Time: four minutes


Prepare the Tea

  • Fill infuser or tea ball. Fill infuser with loose tea per the scooping instructions on the packaging.
  • Place infuser in mug or glass. For hot tea, place infuser in a mug or a 12-14 ounce glass for iced tea.
  • Boil water. Bring water to a boil and let cool slightly.
  • Pour the water. Pour six ounces into the glass and brew for the recommended brewing time on packaging.
  • Remove infuser. Remove infuser and discard leaves.
  • Add ice. Add six ounces of ice.


Whether you prefer hot or iced loose tea, we have a home brewed loose leaf tea for you. Enjoy your tea experience from first sip to last by taking a personal me-moment to unwind and savor the tea.

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