How to Brew Loose Leaf Green and Black Tea

Sharlee Dunolly-Lee

All Dja-Wonmuruk 'Yes Teas' contain organically grown Green or Black tea. These are the fundamental bases to all our tea blends, as they create a healthy, balanced palate of tastes along with our native and Indigenous flavors. In this blog post you can learn how to brew our Indigenous teas to ensure the perfect cup of tea every time.

It is commonly known that drinking Green and Black tea has many health benefits, such as:
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing your risk of several diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
  • Lowering high cholesterol levels
  • Improving gut health
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Lowering blood sugar levels

It is important that you know how to brew your Dja-Wonmuruk teas, as our unique blends contain loose leaf and powder ingredients. Combined with our Indigenous and native Australian flavors, Green and Black tea meet similar but different brewing requirements. You can begin by protecting your tea from the harmful effects of light, moisture, ambient odors, and air by storing it in in a cool, dark place. If stored properly, most kinds of tea leaves should retain their flavor.

  1. For each of our teas you should bring freshly drawn water to a boil.
  2. Optional - Cleanse and dry your teapot and cups. You can use do this by adding boiling water to your essentials and then discard the water. 1-2 drops of dish soap detergent will help remove any heavy stains.
  3. Measure your tea. We recommend using 1 teaspoon for every 250ml or 2 teaspoons per person. You can always add more or less tea depending on the strength and or flavor you want.
  4. Pour the hot water into a well strained pot over your unique Wonmuruk 'tea' blend.
  5. Allow the tea to steep for 2-5 minutes. **See Note
  6. After 5 minutes, pour the tea so that any contents will be caught by the strainer. You can do this by using a strainer basket on teapot or cup.
  7. Serve your tea and enjoy!
**Note: Over-steeping your teas can ultimately be reflected in the taste. You can follow these guidelines for optimal steeping times:
  • Black tea: add boiling (212°F / 100°C) water, steep for 3 minutes; if serving with milk or lemon, steep 4-5 minutes

  • Green tea: slightly less than boiling (180°F / 82°C), steep 3 minutes

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