Your Tea Cheat Sheet.

This is your official guide to making the best cup of tea. From the team who sourced and blended each tea, we share with you our personalized steeping instructions.  

The Best Cup of (Firebelly) Tea.

The art of steeping is simple. Pour your tea leaves into an infuser, add hot water, and steep for the suggested amount of time. 

PRO-Tip: Pre-warm your steeping vessel and your cups by swirling some hot water and then discarding it for the best results. Doing so also helps maintain the temperature of the tea.

Find Your Tea

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of A Breath of Fresh Air to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 3-4 minutes

Note: at 3 minutes the sweet peppermint will come out more; at 4 minutes you’ll get the menthol blast from the eucalyptus.

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

 

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

A good root

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of A Good Root to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes 

Note: The longer you steep, the sweeter and spicier the cup gets. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

ALL MATCHA

HOT

Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of All Matcha into your Firebelly Matcha Bowl.

Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) to the halfway mark on the bowl 

Note: Don’t use boiling water, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool before pouring.

3. Whisk until frothy

 

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps 

2. Pour over ice

3. Add frothed cream to make it a Matcha Latte

After Dinner Mint

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of After Dinner Mint to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes 

Note: The longer you steep, the more chocolaty the cup gets. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

Big Red

You can get 3-4 steeps out of Oolong Teas.

 

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Big Red to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Use the following steep times in succession: 3 minutes (1st steep), 4 minutes (2nd steep), 6 minutes (3rd steep), 8 minutes (4th steep).

Note: If you only want one steep out of the leaves, steep for 5-6min. 

4. Remove your infuser after each steep and enjoy the perfect cup.

Blossom

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Blossom to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before.

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes 

Note: 2 minutes: will give you a sweeter, more delicate cup; 3 minutes will give you an astringent and caffeinated cup. To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter cup.

Flower Power

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Flower Power to your Firebelly Tea Infuser 

Note: If you pre-warm your infuser with hot water (then discard the hot water), you'll get a more fragrant cup. 

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes 

Note: To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter cup.

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

Forest fresh

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Forest Fresh to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes

Note: 3 minutes will give you more of the sweet earthy woodruff flavour; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine.

 4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

Holy Mao

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Holy Mao to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before. 

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes

Note: 3 minutes will give you a delicate, fragrant cup with a light body; 5 minutes will give you a fuller bodied, vegetal taste 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

Internal Combustion

HOT 

1. Add 1 tsp. of Internal Combustion to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

King Hong

You can get 3-4 steeps out of Oolong Teas.

 

1. Add 1 tbsp. of King Hong to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Use the following steep times in succession: 3 minutes (1st steep), 4 minutes (2nd steep), 6 minutes (3rd steep), 8 minutes (4th steep)

Note: If you only want one steep out of the leaves, steep for 5-6min.

4. Remove your infuser after each steep and enjoy the perfect cup

Makes Good Sencha

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Makes Good Sencha to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves 

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes 

Note: 2 minutes: will give you a sweeter cup; 3 minutes will give you a more caffeinated cup. To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter cup.

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

No Ordinary Joe

1. Add 1 tbsp. of No Ordinary Joe to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes 

Note: A longer steep time gives you a full-bodied chocolate, coffee flavour. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

PARADISE

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Paradise to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes 

Note: The longer you steep, the more complex and flavourful the cup gets.

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

Shades of Earl Grey

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Shades of Earl Grey to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes

Note: 3 minutes will give you more of the citrus notes; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

The Champion

1. Add 1 tbsp. of The Champion to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 4-5 minutes

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

The crowd pleaser

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of The Crowd Pleaser to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 3-5 minutes

Note: 3 minutes will give you more of the sweet vanilla flavour; 5 minutes will give you more black tea flavour and caffeine. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

Warm & Toasty

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Warm & Toasty to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 6-9 minutes 

Note:  Normally with a green tea you wouldn't steep this long, but this tea doesn't have a lot of green tea. Here, you want a longer steep to bring out those other ingredients. 6+ minutes brings out the cinnamon, liquorice root, and anise.

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

Wise Sherpa

HOT

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Wise Sherpa to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour slightly below boiling water (90˚C/195˚F) over your leaves

3. Steep for 4-5 minutes

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup

ICED

1. Follow all of the HOT steps but use 2 tsps. instead

2. Pour over ice

Zest For Life

1. Add 1 tbsp. of Zest For Life to your Firebelly Tea Infuser

2. Pour warm water (75˚C/170˚F) over your leaves

Note: Don’t pour boiling water over green tea, it will come out bitter. Let the water cool a bit before. 

3. Steep for 2-3 minutes 

Note: To get the best taste, opt for a shorter steep. All the caffeine and flavour you need will come through in the first few minutes. A longer steep will leave you with a bitter cup. 

4. Remove your infuser and enjoy the perfect cup