Shari’s Tea FAQs

How do I brew loose leaf tea?

Time and temperature is crucial when brewing the perfect cup of tea. First, you will need an infuser or something to steep your tea in. Next, place one tea spoon of tea into your steeping device and follow the suggested times and temperatures below. You can also find our full steeping instructions on each tea’s product page.

Black Tea: 200 °F for 3-5 minutes.
Green Tea: 185 °F for 2-4 minutes.
Oolong: 195 °F for 4-5 minutes.
Pu-erh: 200 °F for 4-5 minutes.
Herbal: 200 °F for 5+ minutes.


What is the best way to store my tea?

To maintain the freshness, tea should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container, away from sunlight and moisture.


What is the shelf life of tea?

Our teas can be enjoyed for up to 15 months when stored properly.


How do I make a custom tea blend?

Visit our custom blends page and choose from a list of tea bases and added ingredients to create your very own loose leaf tea blend.


Are there teas I should avoid while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is always best to speak to your primary care physician or OB-GYN before consuming tea or any caffeinated beverage.


Can I use your teas for iced tea?

Certainly! The versatility of our teas allows for enjoyment, whether served hot or iced. Visit our blog for cold brew instructions.


How are your loose leaf teas packaged?

At Shari’s Tea, we pride ourselves on using sustainable packaging. Our loose leaf teas are packed in resealable/reusable tea pouch designed to keep your tea fresh, with convenient storage. Our drip teas are packed in 100% biodegradable filters for easy use that is also good for the environment.


What are Shari’s Tea to Go Kits?

Shari’s Tea to Go Kits are travel friendly tea kits which come with five half-ounce loose leaf tea pouches. Perfect for the tea lover on the go. You can find our To Go Kits in our Tea Shop.


How long does your shipping take?

At Shari’s Tea, we are committed to the timely delivery of your order. Most orders are fulfilled within 1-2 days and shipped via USPS.  Shipping typically takes about 3-5 business days (depending on location).


Can I return my tea order?

Satisfaction is guaranteed at Shari’s Tea. However, due to the nature of the product, we cannot accept returns. If you are not happy with your tea order, contact us within 7 days of receiving your order for a full refund.