Adjust as needed to meet your perfect cup preference. Cheers.
BLACK TEA: Black tea is the most robust of the tea varieties and can be brewed in truly boiling water. Brew temperature 211 F. Steep time between four to six minutes.
OOLONG TEA: As to be expected, oolong tea falls between green and black teas. Brew temperature 190 F. Steep time between five to eight minutes.
GREEN TEA: You need to be more gentle with your green teas. Brew temperature between 150 F to 160 F. Steep time between two to four minutes.
WHITE TEA: White tea is another delicate tea that should be treated gently. Brew temperature 180 F. Steep time between four to six minutes
ROOIBOS TEA: This red herbal tea from South Africa is very hardy stuff and should be prepared with fully boiling water, just like black tea. Brew temperature 211 F.
HERBAL TEA: With so many different herbs that can be used for herbal tea blends there is no way to give any temperature or steeping guidelines with any accuracy. Most herbs can be brewed in boiling water and steeped for about five minutes. You might need some trial and error to get the perfect cup based on your preferences. Brew temperature 211 F. Steep time five minutes.
If you do not have a thermometer handy, you can tell the temperature of the water by watching the bubbles. Small bubbles will float to the surface of the water between 160 to 170 F. You will see strings of bubbles from the bottom of the kettle between 180 to 190 F. After that you will see a full rolling boil.