HOW TO BREW

Choose a Brewing Method

CONCENTRATED TEA

Use our signature Piper Process Brew Kits for the quickest, easiest, and most consistent method around. Once you have a kit, brew Concentrated Tea and use it to prepare drinks by the gallon or cup in an instant!

ONE CUP AT A TIME

The more traditional methods of brewing tea by the cup or tea pot are here below! You can use an infuser or tea ball to prepare loose leaf tea, or go for our modern take on the old American standard… the tea bag!

Piper Press

Tea Bag

Piper Drip

ONE CUP AT A TIME

The more traditional methods of brewing tea by the cup or tea pot are here below! You can use an infuser or tea ball to prepare loose leaf tea, or go for our modern take on the old American standard… the tea bag!

Piper Press

Tea Bag

Piper Drip

Want to make a pitcher?

Concentrated Tea is definitely the easiest method for mixing up pitchers, individual hot or cold cups, and making specialty drinks. Especially since you can be sure your tea will taste just like we brew it in the shops! But you can always prepare a pitcher of iced tea using sachets or loose leaf instead. Check out easy iced tea pitcher recipes below.

How to Brew Concentrated Tea

WITH A PIPER PRESS

  • Pour 1 full muslin bag of loose leaf (35 grams) into the Piper Press.
  • Pour hot water up to the fill line in the press (28oz). Be sure to check the blend's info for the proper water temperature!
  • Start a timer for the blend’s steeping time and stir thoroughly. Stir every 45-60 seconds as it steeps for the best flavor extraction.
  • When the timer ends, place the lid on your press and slowly push down the top to lower the filter screen. Then pour the concentrated tea into an empty quart jar. 
  • Let it cool a bit before sealing the jar with a solid gold lid. Now it's ready to store in the fridge or to start making teas! 
Piper & Leaf press kit
Piper & Leaf press kit
Pressing down the Piper Press to strain the brewed tea
Piper Mini Measure - a tiny glass measuring cup with a little handle. Up to 70 milliliters or 2.5oz
Pouring freshly brewed tea from a Piper Press into a Piper & Leaf quart jar
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Pouring concentrated tea into a measuring cup to make a mug of hot tea

Piper Press Brew Kit

$79.99

Concentrated Tea will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to 3 weeks!

Note:

Your concentrated tea may change color or become cloudy once it has cooled, especially blends that contain black tea. This is just fine! The color change is caused by the tannins in the tea. It is also perfectly normal if the Concentrated Tea begins to settle or separate – simply shake or stir well before using it.

Mixing Ratio:

1oz Concentrated Tea + 7oz of Water = 8oz of Piper & Leaf Tea

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How to Brew Concentrated Tea

WITH A TEA DRIPPER

  • Place your Piper Dripper onto the Piper Drip Stand and place a quart jar beneath it (or carefully place the Dripper directly on the jar mouth).
  • Pour 1 full muslin bag of loose leaf (35 grams) into the Dripper.
  • Pour 28oz of hot water over the loose leaf (should be just below the neck of the dripper). Be sure to check the blend's info for the proper water temperature!
  • Start a timer for the blend’s steeping time and stir thoroughly. Stir every 45-60 seconds as it steeps for the best flavor extraction.
  • When the timer ends, slowly depress the lever on your Piper Dripper and watch the Concentrated Tea flow into the jar below. Hold down the lever until all the Concentrated Tea has drained into the quart jar!
  • Let it cool a bit before sealing the jar with a solid gold lid. Now it's ready to store in the fridge or to start making teas! 
Deluxe Piper Brew Kit
Deluxe Piper Brew Kit
Pouring a full bag of loose leaf into a Tea Dripper strainer to make concentrated tea
Deluxe Piper Brew Kit
Piper Mini Measure - a tiny glass measuring cup with a little handle. Up to 70 milliliters or 2.5oz
A tea dripper steeping concentrated tea on a steel drip stand over an empty quart jar

Deluxe Piper Brew Kit

$144.99

Concentrated Tea will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to 3 weeks!

Note:

Your concentrated tea may change color or become cloudy once it has cooled, especially blends that contain black tea. This is just fine! The color change is caused by the tannins in the tea. It is also perfectly normal if the Concentrated Tea begins to settle or separate – simply shake or stir well before using it.

Mixing Ratio:

1oz Concentrated Tea + 7oz of Water = 8oz of Piper & Leaf Tea

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Brewing a Cup of Tea

WITH A TEA BAG

  • Fill a mug with hot water (8-10oz). Be sure to check the blend's instructions for the right temperature!
  • Drop your tea bag into the mug of hot water and start a timer for the blend’s steeping time.
  • Use the string of the tea bag to bob it up and down in the water while you steep for best flavor extraction.
  • When the timer ends, pull the bag out and enjoy your tea!

Additional Options:

  • Stir in your preferred sweetener
  • Add cream, milk, or a non-dairy alternative

Try it Iced:

  • Use half the amount of hot water as above and steep for the normal length of time.
  • After removing the tea bag, sweeten as desired.
  • Pour the warm tea over a full glass of ice and stir. Enjoy!
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Brewing a Cup of Tea

WITH A TEA BALL

  • Fill a mug with hot water (8-10oz). Be sure to check the blend's instructions for the right temperature!
  • Scoop one flat teaspoon (1 tsp) of loose leaf into your tea ball and close the clasp.
  • Drop the tea ball into the mug of hot water and start a timer for the blend’s steeping time.
  • Use the chain of the tea ball to bob it in the water while you steep for best flavor extraction.
  • When the timer ends, pull the tea ball out. Enjoy!

Additional Options:

  • Stir in your preferred sweetener
  • Add cream, milk, or a non-dairy alternative

Try it Iced:

  • Use half the amount of hot water as above and steep for the normal length of time.
  • After removing the tea ball, sweeten as desired.
  • Pour the warm tea over a full glass of ice and stir. Enjoy!
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