Perfect Cup of Tea

Total Time
5 mins
2 mins

I just watched this on Good Eats with Alton Brown

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  • 4 teaspoons loose tea
  • 4 cups water


  1. Place loose tea leaves into a warmed tea kettle.
  2. Pour heated water over loose tea leaves.
  3. Let steep.
  4. Strain tea and serve.
  5. *Note: For Oolong and Green tea, water should simmer at 200 degrees F. and 180 degrees F.
  6. *For Irish and English tea bring water to a full boil.
  7. *Black tea should soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Oolong tea should soak for 4 to 7 minutes. Green Tea should soak for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. * If using cream pour this in the bottom of the cup before adding the tea.