Here's how to brew loose leaf tea in two different ways: with a tea ball or with a kitchen strainer.
1teaspoonof loose leaf tea
Freshly boiled water
How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea with a Tea Ball
Open the tea ball and place about a teaspoon of loose leaf tea inside. Close it and seal it with the clasp.
Place the tea ball in your cup and hang the hook over the rim.
Pour the freshly boiled water over the tea ball, leaving space at the top of the cup so it won't spill.
Steep according to the type of tea. Green tea should be steeped about 2 minutes; black tea should be steeped from about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
Remove the tea ball and enjoy!
How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea with a Mesh Strainer
Pour 1 cup of freshly boiled water into a heat safe vessel with a pouring spout (I use a large glass measuring cup for this purpose).
Add about a teaspoon of loose leaf tea and steep according to the type of tea. Green tea should be steeped about 2 minutes; black tea should be steeped from about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how strong you like it.
Place the mesh strainer over your tea cup or mug and pour the steeped tea through it. The strainer will catch the tea leaves. Remove the strainer and enjoy!
Tiny pieces of tea leaves may remain in the cup. This is normal.
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