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.