Steeping Guide


Our steeping instructions are just a starting point. As you discover your personal taste for tea, you can adjust your preferences. We recommend brewing our loose leaf teas using an infuser with water at our specified temperatures and for our specified times.

NOTE: Proper steeping times contribute to the ultimate flavor and aroma of the tea. Over-steeping can produce a bitter taste. To achieve a stronger brew, rather than increasing steeping time, simply add more leaves.


  • Loose Leaf Tea

  • Hot Water

  • Infuser 

  • Your favorite Tea Cup or Mug



Heat your water to the proper temperature using a tea kettle or saucepan. We recommend the following temperatures:

White Tea: 170°F – 185°F
Green Tea: 170°F – 185°F
Oolong Tea: 170°F- 185°F
Black/Chai Tea: 185°F – 210°F
Rooibos Tea: 185°F – 205°F
Herbal/Fruit Tea: 185°F – 205°F
Ayurvedic Tea: 185°F – 210°F


For every 6-8 oz of water, place 1 tsp of your favorite tea into your infuser. Once your water is to temperature, pour it over your tea leaves in the infuser.


Allow your tea to brew for the specified about of time to allow for maximum release of flavor. Remember: If you would like a stronger taste, simply add more leaves. We do not recommend increasing brewing time.

White Tea: 2-3 minutes
Green Tea: 2-3 minutes
Oolong Tea: 2-3 minutes
Black/Chai Tea: 3-5 minutes
Rooibos Tea: 5-7 minutes
Herbal/Fruit Tea: 3-7 minutes
Ayurvedic Tea: 3-7 minutes 


Pour your freshly brewed tea from the infuser into your favorite teacup or mug, and last but not least, ENJOY.

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NobiliTea® serves a wide variety of tea beverages, as well as lemonade, organic tea and pastries and desserts, which may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, and peanuts. It is NobiliTea's goal to create a safe and memorable experience for all customers, so we ensure that our TEAristas are well-trained in keeping ingredients separate and that our stores utilize quality cleaning and disinfecting practices. However, because common allergens are handled openly in our stores and our hand-crafted beverages and pastry items are prepared, served, and stored using shared equipment, we advise that factors outside of our reasonable control may cause cross-contamination to occur and cannot guarantee that all items served are allergen-free. Some of our items and beverage ingredients may also be processed by our suppliers in conditions where common allergens are present.

Many of our products and beverages also contain natural caffeine. Beverages and items which incorporate VelociTea® energy flavors contain additional caffeine. For healthy adults, the FDA has cited 400 milligrams of caffeine per day as an amount not generally associated with negative side effects. An average serving of NobiliTea's VelociTea® contains 100 milligrams of caffeine.

We encourage all customers with food allergies to notify our TEAristas or manager on duty of any known allergies or caffeine concerns so that we can take any additional steps to protect our customers as best as possible. Please also consult with your physician, registered dietitian or other health professional if you have questions or concerns about potential allergens or caffeine intake.