Brewing Tips

Brewing Tips

brewing tipsBrewing tips for making a great cup of tea:

  • 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 minutes.

watch_video_in_content   Click here to watch Cindi Bigelow make the perfect cup of Bigelow Tea

Making Iced Tea:iced_tea__brewing_tips

  • 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 enjoy.
  • 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 use ice tea cubes in place of regular ice cubes to keep your Bigelow iced tea cool, fresh and flavorful!

watch_video_in_content  Click here to watch Cindi Bigelow make the perfect glass of Bigelow Iced Tea

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