How To Brew Lauku Tea
What you’ll need:
• a mug or a pitcher
• a tea strainer
• hot or cold water
For a single mug of tea, use 1 to 3 teaspoons of tea. For a pitcher of tea, use 5 to 7. Put your tea into a tea pot or your choice of strainer. (We prefer the humble cheesecloth.)
Add your desired temperature of water to your mug or pitcher. No need for thermometers or exact water temperatures — herbal teas do not “burn” like green or black teas.
How long you steep is a matter of personal taste. Herbal teas do not get bitter, so you can steep for as long as you’d like. We encourage you to be the captain of your tea — observe the strength of the aroma and richness of the color to determine when your tea is ready for you.
A good starting point for a single cup of tea is to steep 3 to 5 minutes for hot tea, 8 to 10 minutes for cold brew tea. For a pitcher, steep 10 to 12 minutes for hot tea and 36 to 48 hours in the fridge for cold brew tea.
A single portion of Lauku Tea can be steeped 2 to 3 times, so save your infuser on the counter until you’re ready for another cup. Once your tea leaves are all steeped out, they can be discarded. If you have a compost bin, the organic fruits and herbs in our blends make perfect nutrient-filled additions. If you have indoor or outdoor plants, you can spread the leftover tea leaves on the top of your plants' soil. Toss whatever you don't use.
Take a deep breath and enjoy!