Steep your gourmet tea at the water's third boil, or when the water is erupting with bubbles. This ensures that the full flavor of each black tea will be released. Steep for 3-5 minutes to your desired strength. Although you will notice a color change, this does not always indicate the flavor. We recommend taste testing during steeping to generate your desired consistency and flavor. These premium black teas come in many different, loose-leaf blends. These are some of the best loose leaf teas available. Remember, you'll need a tea infuser for single cups!