I love tea BUT not by the cup AND coming from the land of ARIZONA TEA, I don't even use the sun. For some, tea is a ritualistic daily habitual and that tea pot is a fine example. For myself, its a no soda method of hydration, with no sugar, and an appealing taste to myself.
Please note: This is all about out of the box thinking and the tea YOU like so, this is how I do mine, only to possibly show a new method to aid your own madness.
Step 1: The Goods.
I use Tetley's British Blend and Celestial's Tension Tamer is my favorite BUT, Wild Berry Zinger, Black Cherry, and Acai Mango get tossed into the mix quite often. If you are going to give this a whirl, I'd suggest giving their Fruit Tea Sampler a go.
Step 2: My Procedure
I flip 2 bags of Tetley's and 2 bags of my desired flavor for the day into a pitcher of Arizona's finest tap water and let it sit a few hours on the counter. The second picture was about after 10 minutes and it brews just fine without heat.
To my taste, its strong. So, I pour off about a third into a large cup and add that much water back in and a shot to the cup. Cheers!