When making tea, water temperature, amount of tea used and time brewed will all affect the flavor. The right variants will depend on the type of tea used.
Tea will need to be brewed at a temperature between 175 and 212 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Teavana. For example, green tea requires a low temperature while rooibos needs to be hot. Herbal teas require 10 to 15 minutes steeping time, notes housekeeping website A Delightful Home. Other teas require less time, for example 2 to 3 minutes for black teas. If using a teabag, one bag per cup is normal. For loose tea, one teaspoon is often needed, but this may vary.