Cup and Kettle
725 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: (509) 548-TEAS (8327)
Hours: Open Daily - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Reduced hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in January through May
- Fact 1: Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, second only to water.
- Fact 2: All true tea comes from the same plant, the Camelia Sinensis. The processing is what results in the tea being white, green, oolong, or black.
- Fact 3: All true tea is good for you, white teas containing more antioxidents than black.
- Fact 4: Tea has heart benefits, has cancer-fighting benefits, has hypertension-reducing benefits, has immunity-boosting benefits, has leukemia-fighting benefits, has Alzheimer’s-fighting benefits.
- A cup of coffee on average contains roughly 130 mg of caffeine
- A cup of black tea on average contains roughly 50 mg of caffeine
- A cup of oolong tea on average contains roughly 40 mg of caffeine
- A cup of green tea on average contains roughly 30 mg of caffeine
- A cup of white tea on average contains roughly 20 mg of caffeine
NOTE: As a general rule, coffee has more caffeine than tea, black tea has more than green, and green more than white. Be aware though, there are many factors that can significantly affect actual caffeine levels
Cup and Kettle's Guide to Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tea:
- Black: Water just to boiling - pour over leaves - steep 3-5 minutes
- Oolong: Water to 180/185 degrees - pour over leaves - steep 2-3 minutes
- Green: Water to 180/185 degrees - pour over leaves - steep 2-3 minutes
- White: Water to 180 degrees - pour over leaves - steep 2-3 minutes
- Herbal: Water just to boiling - pour over leaves - steep 5-7 minutes
NOTE1: Use approx. 1 tsp. of leaves per 6-8 ounces of water (it can be up to 2 tsp. for herbal and white teas due to less density)
NOTE2: You will find many differences in recommended temps and times for steeping tea
NOTE3: Steeping tea longer does not make it stronger. Steeping longer can result in a bitter cup of tea
NOTE4: For iced tea, brew double strength (2 tsp/cup), cool, pour over equal amount of cold water/ice
Tea Facts and Brewing That Perfect Cup