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If this summer season has you reaching for a refreshing glass of iced tea or jumpstarting you day with a hot cup of tea, we know that measuring can sometimes be overwhelming.

 

Though the bold and vibrant taste of loose leaf tea is undeniable, it seems to require us to dig out the packaging each time to review how much tea is needed.

 

Well, now there is no need to look any further. If you are like us, we like our tea where and when we want it and prefer to skip the untimely details.

 

So, here is a generally rule we like to follow: the Hot, Cold, Light, and Strong (H.I.L.S.) Rule. This stands for the main situations in which the measurements and steeping time would change.

 

It may sound complicated but don’t worry! After you see our cheat sheet (below), you’ll get it in no time!

 

Let’s go over a few of the most common types of tea:

 

So, now you know how to measure some of the most common types of tea! Just one more thing- you may have noticed that iced tea requires twice the amount of tea as hot tea (the 2X Rule. This is another trick of any tea-lover.

 

As a review, all you need to remember is the H.I.L.S. Rule and the 2X Rule with iced tea.

 

Go ahead and enjoy your hassle-free cup of tea. You earned it!

 

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