Always use fresh, cold water! Remember, water is a major part of tea.
When brewing black or herbal tea, bring water to a full boil. However, this should be done as quickly as possible because the reduced content of oxygen would result in a flat-tasting tea. When brewing green tea, bring water to a full boil and let it cool for about 2 to 3 minutes. When brewing white tea, bring water to a full boil and let it cool for about 3 to 4 minutes.
The standard steeping time is 5 minutes. Adjust the length of time to suit your preferences. It is important to remember to maintain the temperature while steeping, so it is recommended to cover the cup with a lid.
Tea should be stored in an airtight container in a cool place, away from heat, moisture, and light. Avoid refrigerating or freezing tea, since it may retain unpleasant aromas present in the refrigerator.