Steep and Sip

Preparing a delicious cup of tea.

A steaming cup of hot tea can be just what you need on a cold winter day. At Teavana you will find a variety of loose leaf teas to take home and enjoy. The pumpkin spice brûlé Oolong tea has rich, earthy notes of vanilla, butterscotch and pumpkin. For something lighter, try a white tea like Lavender Dreams. This soothing tea has delicate hints of lavender and rose.

Teavana suggests you heat water to 175 to 212 degrees F and use 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of loose tea. Steeping time can vary depending on the type of tea; for green and white tea, 2 minutes is recommended and for black tea, 3 minutes. Don’t steep longer for stronger tea; rather, add more tea leaves. Tea will only become bitter, not stronger, when it is oversteeped.

For everything you need to make a delicious and attractive cup of tea, look no further than Cooks of Crocus Hill, where you’ll find a variety of attractive and functional tea accessories, such as the Le Creuset America demi kettle teapot, charming in cherry or white.