You want your tea blends fresh and vital. We blend out teas by hand in small batches so that you can always rest assured that your teas have not been sitting around for a long time before they arrive at your door-step. Infuse aerial/leafy/flowery teas for 10-15 minutes before straining into your cup. It's best to simmer rooty/barky teas for the same amount of time. It's easy and cost effective to make teas from loose herbs rather than the more costly variety in bags. ENJOY!