Hot Steeping Method
Steep 1.5 tsp per 10 ounces of hot (not boiling - 165-170 degrees is perfect) water.
~ You can add more or less water depending on your pet's tastes.
~ Allow time for tea to cool to room temperature before serving!
~ Remember - This product is not a replacement for water.
~ Use this product when a recipe calls for water to be added.
~ You can dilute this product and use it topically or simply use it dry, adding it to your pet's dry or wet food diets.
Cold Steeping Method
Steep 1.5 loose leaf tea per 10 ounces of room temperature water in a container on your counter with the your loose leaf tea blend for 12-14 hours and then simply place the container in your fridge. Your tea blend is usable for up to 5 days.
Our Avian & Parrot Tea and Farm and Companion Animal teas can also be used in wet or dry food mixes. Simply sprinkle and mix! It's as simple as that.
How do I introduce tea to my pets?
We recommend the "low and slow" when introducing tea blends to your pets. This can help avoid gastric upset and some animals are not used to their water source having a color or a flavor other than water. The "low and slow" is steeping tea, diluting it to an almost clear color and offering it to your pets. Then gradually increase the concentration.
My pet doesn't seem interested in tea, what should I do?
Normally our customer's pets take to tea like a duck to water, but occasionally this happens. Some pets have discerning tastes and some don't adapt to change. Offering something new can take time with your pets. If your pet is a prey animal, it can be more difficult, because they are more cautious and skeptical over new food and water items. We recommend and offer your tea blends in different ways, different locations, different dishes, etc.
We also recommend taking your pet's normal water source out and replacing it with your tea mixture for part of the day, this can help entice them into trying their tea, then providing them with fresh water for the rest of the day. Another tip is freezing your steeped tea into ice cubes and adding a cube to a fresh bowl of water. You can also add any of our tea blends dry into your pet's regular diet.
A key factor to remember with tea is, your pet may take a few sips here and there, and unless your pet drinks a substantial amount of water in one sitting, they are probably only going to drink until they are satiated.
It's important to keep trying because they will eventually come around.