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Learn how to control the amount of caffeine in your tea cup. If you're looking to cut down on your daily caffeine intake, drinking tea instead of coffee is a great way to go. Looking to get more caffeine in every cup? We've got you too. 
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Sweet tea has a special place in American cuisine. Our tea blends make out-of-this world sweet tea. Even if you usually avoid sugary drinks, making your own sweet tea is a refreshing summertime treat.
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Which tea infuser makes the best tea? From gaiwans to press pots, tea balls to paper and metal infusers, you have many options for making loose leaf tea. Read why we recommend our One-Cup stainless steel infuser and the modern infuser Hario Largo glass tea brewer. Using the right infuser will make you an expert at brewing loose tea.
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How much loose leaf tea should you use? That depends on how strong do you like your tea. Measuring tea leave by weight helps you get the perfect strength tea every time. Read our tips for weighing tea and controlling strength.
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If your tea tastes bitter or weak, it may be a water temperature issue. Here are insider tips for making delicious tea that's not bitter by controlling water temperature. This article explains why green tea tastes bitter, and why we don't recommend cold brew techniques for our tea blends. Check out insider tips for how to fix bitter green tea, and brew strong herbal and black tea.
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Want to know which water makes the best tea? This article evaluates how different water types, including distilled water, reverse osmosis water, spring water and tap water affect flavor in tea.
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Green tea has amazing benefits. But why does green tea taste bad? It's not you, it's the tea. Learn how to make green tea taste good.

August’s culinary lead, Gina Zupsich, breaks it down.

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Forget about cold brew. It's great for coffee but unnecessarily fussy when it comes to iced tea. 

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Here’s why you should care about what water you use to make tea.

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