Introduction: How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea
Most people know the ease and comfort of brewing a nice cup of tea from a teabag. Loose leaf tea adds a few extra steps, but makes a fresh, rewarding teapot full of your favorite tea that doesn't make waste of teabags or extra packaging. Loose leaf tea is also available organic, and can be blended with a variety of different herbs, teas leaves, and spices to find a flavor perfect for you.
What you'll need:
I. Loose leaf tea of your choosing
II. Ceramic Teapot with Infuser
III. Boiling water
IV. Teaspoon for measuring out your tea
Step 1: Boil Water
The easy first step, just boil some water any way you'd like.
Step 2: Measure and Prepare Your Tea
A good rule of thumb is to use one teaspoon of tea leaves for every cup of water used, so this step may vary depending on the size of your teapot. It also depends on how strong you like your tea, so measure accordingly. (Less Tea = more subtle flavor and vice versa). Once you've measured your desired amount of tea, transfer your tea into the infuser of your teapot.
Step 3: Brew the Tea
Once your water is boiled and your tea is all prepared along with the teapot, slowly pour the water over the infuser and the tea inside the teapot, and be sure to not fill the pot too much, or else boiling hot water may dribble from the spout. Brewing time varies between different types of tea, so your package of the loose leaf tea should have a recommended brewing time on the label. Again, if you like your tea stronger, brew for longer, and the reverse for a more subtle flavor.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy
Once the tea has brewed, remove the infuser from the pot and allow it to cool before cleaning. That's pretty much it :). A delicious, relaxing, fresh brewed tea blend ready to drink. Enjoy!