- Heat water to just below boiling point. Ensure the water temperature is between 70-80 °C (160-175 ° F).
- Measure a 1.5 teaspoon of loose tea per 10 oz cup of hot water and place it in an infuser. Place the tea infuser inside your teapot or mug and pour it over with hot water. Ensure the tea is covered completely with water and steep for about 3-5 minutes.
- When enough time has elapsed, remove the infuser. Allow to cool to a room temperature before serving. Add more water or lessen depending on your bird’s taste.
You may also cold brew by placing the tea in cold water and steeping for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Strain the tea leaves and flowers from the tea or leave them in the water when serving to your bird. For apprehensive birds, diluting the tea further may be a better way to encourage drinking. This blend may also be added to dry, or fresh foods, for added dietary diversity.
Brewed tea must be refrigerated if not served and can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. To avoid spoilage, it is recommended to remove any unused tea from your bird’s cage after 4 hours. It is beneficial to offer 1 serving per day.