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Hot Brewed Tea

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  • Prep 2 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 1
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Brew tea like a pro and have the tea time of your dreams. It's easy with a few helpful hints.
by: TBSP Susan
Created Apr 20, 2015
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  • 1 teaspoon loose, whole-leaf tea (or up to 2 tsp. if you prefer)
  • filtered or bottled water
  • sugar, lemon, cream, or other accompaniments as desired


  • 1
    Heat water to boiling. Remove from heat source. For green and white tea, allow water to cool 3 to 5 minutes. For other tea types, use boiled water right away.
  • 2
    Add 1 to 2 tsp. loose-leaf tea to an infuser. Place infuser in 8 oz. of the boiled water and allow to steep. Steep black or oolong teas 2 to 5 minutes, white tea 3 to 5 minutes, herbal teas 7 to 10 minutes. Let taste be your guide and steep to desired strength and taste, but don't over-steep or the taste may become bitter.
  • 3
    Add in sugar, cream, lemon, mint sprig or other ingredients as desired. Enjoy immediately.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If using tea bags, use one bag per 8 oz. cup of boiled water. Do not store tea in cupboard too long, as it can lose its potency. Do not store tea of any variety (bags, loose-leaf, etc.) in the refrigerator or freezer. Store in a cupboard and use as soon as possible. If you don't have filtered or bottled water, allow tap water to run 10 to 15 seconds first.

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