However, this is the average for green tea. Each type of tea is different and each tea might be different. Follow the directions for the tea. If you do not have directions, here is a table.
Warming your pot first, by filling it with hot water, letting it warm for a bit, emptying the pot, then adding your tea and hot water will give you better results. A cold pot will lower the temperature of your tea.
A doubled wall pot or cup will keep your tea hot for a long time. A tea cozy will also keep your tea hot for a long time.
212 degrees is a rolling boil. Start with fresh cold water and do not over boil your water for two reasons. One, you want oxygen in your water and two, cold water taste better. Water without oxygen has a flat taste. As a side note: if you make ice cubes from boiled water you will have very clear cubes, because the oxygen has boiled away and will not cloud the ice cubes.
For food safety, it is strongly recommend to, brew all tea using filtered or fresh cold water brought to a rolling boil. Water-borne illnesses can be reduced by boiling water to kill viruses, parasites and bacteria. So, bring your water to a roiling boil and let it cool, if needed, to the proper temperature.
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Some our teas are listed in multiple categories. For example, a green jasmine tea might be listed under green teas, and jasmine teas, and if it is organic, it will be listed there as well. So the following sections are "duplicate" sections: Organic Teas, Green Jasmine Teas, Green Specialty Teas, and Chai Teas. These sections are created just for our customers looking for specific categories of teas.