Brewing tips for making a great cup of
- Starting with premium quality tea like Bigelow® Tea and
fresh cold water is essential to making a great cup of tea. (It's
the oxygen in the water that opens up the tea leaf for full flavor
extraction so always allow tap water to run for 30 seconds before
filling tea kettle. If you prefer to use bottled water, shake the
bottle to aerate (oxygenate) the water.)
- When using a teapot, take the chill off the pot by rinsing it
with hot water.
- For black, oolong, herb and rooibos teas, always bring water to
a rolling boil then immediately pour over tea.
- For green and white teas, bring water just to the point where
tiny bubbles begin to form then pour over tea.
- All Bigelow Tea packages list recommended brew times but as a
general rule, black teas are best enjoyed when steeped for 1-2
minutes, green teas for 2-4 minutes and herb teas for 3-5
Making Iced Tea:
- To make fresh brewed iced tea by the glass,
pour 4 to 5 fl. oz. boiling water over your favorite Bigelow tea
bag. Or, for a totally unique iced tea experience, combine several
of your favorite Bigelow Tea flavors. Steep 3 to 5 minutes.
Sweeten to taste. Pour into tall glass filled with ice and
- To make quick iced tea by the quart,
pour 8 ounces (1 cup) of boiling water over 6 tea
bags. Steep 5-7 minutes. Add 24 ounces (3 cups)
cold water. Sweeten to taste. Enjoy over ice.
Bigelow Quart-Size Iced Tea bags are available
online for added convenience.
And be sure to try this! As you're
making your iced tea... try freezing some in an ice cube tray. Then
ice tea cubes in place of regular ice cubes to keep your
Bigelow iced tea cool, fresh and flavorful!