How To Brew Tea Different Types of Tea

First of all, be sure to use filtered or spring water as your tea can only be as good as your water.

Black Tea: Heat water to a rolling boil 
Use 1 level teaspoon/ 8 oz. cup
Flavored and small leaf teas : Steep for 3 minutes
Full leaf teas: Steep for 3-5 minutes.

Oolong Tea: Heat water to a rolling boil.
Use 1 level teaspoon/ 8 oz. cup.
Larger leaf teas: Steep for 7-12 minutes.
Jade Oolongs: Steep for 5-8 minutes.

Green TeaThis step is very important! : Heat water to 
steam, not boiling (around 175 if possible). If your water does come to a boil, allow it to settle for a few minutes before preparing your tea. This will prevent it from becoming bitter….
Use 1 level teaspoon/ 8 oz. cup.
Steep for 2- 2 1/2 min. 

White Tea Heat water to steam, not boiling (around 175 if possible). If your water does come to a boil, allow it to settle for a few minutes before preparing your tea. This will prevent it from becoming bitter….White Tea requires a 3-5 min. steep. If rinsed with cool water, leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times.

Herbal Infusions: Bring water to a rolling boil. 
Use 1 tablespoon/ 8 oz. cup or 1 oz./ qt. water.
Sipping teas require a 10 minute steep.
Medicinal and or root teas require a 15-30 minute steep to extract the maximum flavor and health benefits.

Rooibos can be steeped from 10-15 minutes – allowing plenty of time for the various antioxidants and polyphenols to be released.