Anyone can brew the perfect cup of tea. Whether you are an experienced tea enthusiast or just getting started, the following steps will help you make the perfect cup of Bigelow tea each time.
What Kind of Tea Should I Use?
The first step is to select a tea perfect for a moment just for you or when sharing a cup with friends and family. Bigelow Tea has hundreds of options of herbal, green, black, and oolong blends to choose from depending on what you are in the mood for. Want to unwind, relax or find a way to destress before bed? Benefits Stress Free Rose and Mint Herbal Tea or Benefits Sleep Chamomile and Lavender Herbal Tea might be perfect options. For immune support, Blackberry Citrus plus Zinc Herbal Tea is a great option among many where the functional benefits of zinc have powerful benefits on our wellness. With over 150 teas to choose from, the Bigelow Tea options are endless.
How Many Tea Bags Should I Use?
The second step is to measure the right amount of tea. Bigelow Tea recommends using one tea bag per cup of tea. If you are using a teapot, use 4-6 tea bags per pot.
What Type of Water Should I Use and How Hot Should The Water Be?
The third step is to choose the right water as water quality is an important factor in brewing a delightful cup of Bigelow Tea. When you are ready to brew, fill your teapot with fresh, cold water that has been running from the tap for 30 seconds in order to aerate. This aerating process will help the oxygen in the water extract all of the tea’s complex and wonderful flavors. Never use leftover water from the teapot – always use fresh, cold water.
Different types of Bigelow teas require different temperatures of water. For herbal and green teas, use water that is just below boiling. For black teas, use water that is at a full boil.
How Long Should I Steep the Tea?
The fourth step is to steep the tea for the right amount of time. Once the water is ready, pour it over the tea bag and steep for the recommended time, remembering to cover the cup while it steeps. Steeping times are always listed on Bigelow Tea packaging, but generally, herbal teas should be steeped for 4 minutes, black teas for 2-4 minutes, and green teas for 3 minutes, but this can also come down to personal preferences.
Should I Add Any Sweeteners or Milk to My Tea?
If you're wanting to add something more to your tea, try adding milk, honey, sugar, or a slice of lemon.
Now you are ready to enjoy a beautiful cup of Bigelow tea! As Cindi Bigelow, third generation president and CEO says, “I want a cup of Bigelow Tea to be a moment just for you.” Enjoy!