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Tribute Ripe

Brewing Guide


Thank you for trying our tea! These brewing recommendations are for a cup, mug or small pot.  For a larger pot, increase the leaf and time.

1. Leaf

Use 5 grams (2 tsp) for a small pot.

2. Water

Use boiling water (100 C /212 F)

3. Time

Add water and discard. Then add water and brew 30 seconds. This tea can be brewed many times!

This tea greatly benefits from Gong Fu style brewing. Use 5 grams (2 tsp) in a small pot (6-8oz, 200ml). Add boiling water and brew for 30 seconds. Good for 10+ brews.

Because this tea was pressed into cakes for aging, we recommend "waking up the tea", by adding hot water and quickly pouring it out before you begin brewing. This allows the leaves to start opening quicker in subsequent brews.

When Brewing is finished, remove the leaves (if using an infuser) or pour all of the tea (if using a pot). Do not leave leaves in the cup or tea in the pot - tea may become bitter or astringent (dry).

Water Temperature:

To achieve 80 degree water (175F), heat water until tiny bubbles just begin to form on the bottome of the kettle, and wisps of steam appear.

To achieve 90 degree water (195F), heat water until bubbles on bottom of kettle and strings of tiny bubbles begin rising to the surface.

As always, adjust brewing elements to your personal taste. Happy Tea Time!

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