How To Steep Loose Leaf Tea

Explaining Loose Leaf Tea

Loose leaf tea is tea that does not come prepackaged in tea bags. Because the leaves are not crammed into a tea bag, the tea maintains a higher quality and aroma while offering the best possible health benefits. The drinker places the tea leaves inside of a steeping ball, infuser basket, french press, tea strainer, or some other infuser to prepare the tea. You can learn more about loose leaf tea here, or continue reading below to learn how to steep loose leaf tea.

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Steep Loose Leaf Tea with Bags

While loose leaf tea does not come prepackaged in individual bags, you can purchases drawstring tea bags to steep your tea. These tea bags are typically paper and are environmentally friendly (though there's better options for the environment below). We offer drawstring teabags in packs of 30 and 100 – drawstring tea bags are easy to use!

  • Your tea's packaging indicates the recommended amount of tea to scoop into your teabag.
  • After placing the recommended amount of tea in your teabag, hold the bag and pull the string to close.
  • Tie your string to keep your leaves from floating out.
  • Bring water to a near boil, then pour the recommended amount of water per tea serving.
  • Steep your tea for the recommended amount of time as indicated on your packaging.
  • Bonus: Loose leaf tea is unique in that you can steep up to three times!

Steep Loose Leaf Tea with Silicone Infuser

Our signature silicone infusers aren't just adorable, they're reusable and dishwasher safe! Made with food grade stainless steel and silicone, we always recommend these infusers for loose leaf tea enthusiasts. Our loose leaf tea infusers come in a variety of colors, and steeping with them is easy! 

  • Pop the stainless steel basket off of the infuser's handle.
  • Your tea's packaging indicates the recommended amount of tea to scoop into your infuser.
  • After placing the recommended amount of tea in your infuser, carefully fasten the basket back on to the handle.
  • Bring water to a near boil, then pour the recommended amount of water per tea serving.
  • Steep your tea for the recommended amount of time as indicated on your packaging.
  • Bonus: Loose leaf tea is unique in that you can steep up to three times!

Steep Loose Leaf Tea with our Infuser Bottle

Our Full Leaf Tea Company infuser flask was designed to keep your tea hot all day! With an infuser built right into the lid, this bottle is great for those on the go. It's important to note that this infuser is not dishwasher safe, and we recommend hand washing this unit.

  • Remove the infuser basket and place loose leaf tea directly into the bottle.
  • Your tea's packaging indicates the recommended amount of tea to scoop into your infuser.
  • Place the basket into the infuser, then slowly pour your hot water.
  • Firmly fasten the cap back onto the bottle, slowly turn the infuser upside down, then back right.
  • *It's important to slowly turn the bottle as to avoid potential leaking of hot water.
  • Your tea is ready to be enjoyed!