1.    Using water that’s too hot…

Many teas, particularly green teas, should not be made with boiling water. Some of the more delicate brews shouldn’t use water over 185-degrees. If your water is too hot, you’ll stew the tea and kill much of the flavor and aroma.

2.    Using water that’s too cold…

While water that’s too hot causes problems, so does water that’s not hot enough. Especially when brewing most black teas and oolong tea. These teas need to boiling water to bring out their strong flavors.

3.    Using tea that’s too old…

Most teas are best brewed fresh, when their flavors are at their peak. Old teas tend to lose their flavor and can taste 'dusty.’  It’s a great practice to purchase the freshest tea possible and this can be accomplished at The Tea Tree, located in downtown Batavia!

 Choose from fifty varieties of fresh, California-grown cut-leaf teas. 

Choose from fifty varieties of fresh, California-grown cut-leaf teas.