How To Make a Great Cup of Tea: Method #1 – The Tea Ball

How To Make a Great Cup of Tea: Method #1 – The Tea Ball
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A Great Cup of Loose Tea

(Method #1 – The Tea Ball)

A great cup of tea starts with a great cup of water. Cool, filtered or spring water is the best for starters. This technique uses a tea-ball for the tea.

Instructions:

Follow these instructions carefully! Be especially aware of hot water!

  1. Heat your water on the stove. You want lots of oxygen in it so boil it old-style, in a kettle on the stove. A microwave just does not do the job.
  2. Place loose tea into a tea ball or a tea bag. (Measure it out according to how much you like, by experience, or use our tea measuring spoon to be exact.)
  3. Heat the water until it is almost-not-quite boiling. Then pour it into your cup.
  4. Place your tea-ball (with the tea inside it) into the hot water. Here is a guide for how long to let it steep, depending on what type of tea it is:
    ◦ Black Tea – 1-4 minutes
    Green Tea – 3 min. (with water not quite as hot)
    ◦ Darjeeling – 2-3 min.
    ◦ Herb & Fruit Blends – 5-7 min.
  5. When your tea has steeped, remove the tea-ball. (Do not reuse the tea; it will be very disappointing in flavor.)
  6. Drink your tea as-is, or add your choice of sweeteners/ milk/ cream/ lemon/ what-have-you.

ENJOY! 🙂
(See also: Method #2, Method #3)

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