Tea & Teaware Questions

How are your tea packaged?
The tea will be packaged in a heat-sealed, stand-up zip pouch. This insures freshness until brewing time. The pouch will then be packaged in a box for shipping.

What free tea is offered with a purchase of a teapot or tea set?
We automatically include a 1oz tea sample for you when we package your order. You donít need to select anything.

Can I use the cast iron teapots on stovetops?
We don't recommend using small cast iron teapots (less 800ml) on stovetops. Many people are not careful when handling smaller teapots which may result in some unwanted burns. We also don't recommend using colored cast iron teapots on stovetops for appearance reason; it will blacken the bottom.

How many cups can 4oz of loose tea make?
4oz of loose tea can brew around 55 8oz cups of tea.

What is Gongfu style tea?
This is a method of tea preparation characterized by multiple short infusions of tea leaves.
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How do I take care of my Yixing Clay teapot?
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How do I take care of my cast iron teapot?
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How do I brew tea?
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How do I store my tea?
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What are health benefits of tea?
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What are the major types of tea?
The major types of tea are green tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea, and pu-erh tea.

How do I make iced tea?

  1. To make iced tea, double the amount of tea leaves recommended on the basic tea brewing instructions.
  2. Follow the basic black tea brewing instruction to brew the tea.
  3. Place sugar or honey into a second teapot if desired. Pour the hot tea into the teapot and stir.
  4. Place ice in cups and pour the hot tea into it.
  5. Let the tea cool for a few minutes before drinking.