Who Are Tielka?
Australia's first certified Fairtrade organic loose leaf tea collection and a 100% Australian owned family business.
What do they do?
Fresh certified Fairtrade tea and certified organic tea (loose leaf!) from artisan tea farmers, next-to-none quality and vibrancy of flavour, abundance of tea-goodness and nutrients.
Waht can you expect?
there’s that moment…
That bubble of excitement, a glee of childish anticipation and the teapot is already itching to be switched on. Pouches of gorgeous, unexpected flavours and colours begging to be tossed with water in a pot of glass, it’s done in minutes, the couch is waiting and there you have it.
Indulge in Life – that’s from us to you.
Advice on Tea Brewing from Tielka
How do I make the best pot of tea?
Three elements will make or break a nice pot of tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and length of brewing.
- for a stronger, astringent brew, use more leaves, a higher temperature and brew for longer
- for a weaker, subtle brew, use less leaves, a lower temperature and brew for less time
How much tea should I use?
Use 1 gram for every 200ml (1tspn / cup)
How long should the tea brew?
Brew for approximately 3 minutes (remove leaves after 3 minutes!) – for subsequent brews, add one minute extra (second brew: 4 minutes, third brew: 5 minutes)
What about water temperature?
White, yellow, green and oolong teas are delicate!!! Do not pour boiling water on these teas – add 1 part cold to every 3-4 parts boiling before your pour water on your tea leaves! (Refer instructions on your packaging.)
The golden rule:
NEVER POUR BOILING WATER ON GREEN TEA (unless you like horribly bitter tea, yuck!)… green leaves are very delicate and boiling water will destroy the flavour, leaving you with a bitter brew
Can I re-use my tea leaves?
YES! Tielka teas are so fresh they can be re-used three times (in one sitting). In China, it is commonly said that the second infusion is the best! Simply re-fill your pot and wait an extra minute for each subsequent brew. (To note: green tea is best drunk fresh – make smaller quantities and re-use straight away to get the best flavour.)