-Use hot, not boiling water to make tea.
-Always begin with 1 teaspoon of tea 8-10 ounces of hot water. Increase or dilute to bird's preference.
-Let the tea cool completely before offering it to your birds.
-Remove tea bags or strainers before serving.
-If your bird is suspicious, steep tea for a shorter period (make tea more dilute).
-Substitute tea for water when making beans, pasta, rice, etc. or when baking.
-Use topically in spray bottle (avoid spoilage).
-Never completely replace water with tea!
Refrigerate any unused portion.