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These steps will show you how to make the perfect cup of tea, every time.
Pick the vessel you would like to brew your tea in. Consider the number of people who will be drinking tea. If it is just you, a cup is fine, if it is...
Warm the cup or pot with hot water. Heating up the teaware helps resist cracking of glass or ceramic, and helps to keep the tea hotter longer.
Pour out the hot water used to warm the teaware.
Put your loose tea into the strainer, and place it into the cup. You should use about a tea spoon of tea per 8 oz of water.
Get the water to the desired temperature. Different teas need different water temperature to produce the best flavor. Usually, lighter teas need coole...
This step is optional, and is meant for higher quality, imported teas that have no added spices, fruit pieces, or flavorings. Pour the water over the ...
Pour the hot water over the leaves to fill the cup or pot. Steep the tea for the desired amount of time. Much like how different teas need different w...
Remove the strainer from the cup and set it in a saucer. Your tea is now ready. If desired, add sugar and or cream!
This step is also optional, and more apt to higher quality teas that don’t have any added spices or fruit pieces. You can pour more hot water onto the...
Tip: There will always be exceptions to these times and water temperatures. For example, Silver Needle is a famous white tea that should be steeped fo...
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