This is more of a technique than a recipe. I adapted this from the Food Network. this would be great using mint or herb teas!
- Fill a saucepan with cold water and put it on the stove to boil.
- As the water just begins to boil, pour a little of it into a teapot to warm it, swirling the water around and then discarding it.
- For each cup of tea, place a spoonful of loose tea leaves into the empty warmed teapot.
- Pour the boiling water into the teapot and let the tea steep 3 to 6 minutes, depending on the type of tea leaves.
- Gently stir the tea before pouring it through a strainer into teacups.
- Serve with milk and sugar, or lemon slices and honey, to your taste. Enjoy!
I had no idea this was the proper way.I used Earl Grey teabags but can't wait to try it with loose tea leaves. The tea might taste bitter if squeezing the tea bags. That's what I used to do and my NZ friend taught me not to. It was my first time makind it the proper way rather than boiling the water and pouring it in the mug.thanks sharon
I normally use tea bags, but I have to admit, this recipe makes a great cup of tea. I added tea and sugar to the tea and enjoyed my tea with "Cappuccino Biscotti" and "Edinburgh Chocolate Scones". Made for Comfort Cafe.
This is the way my Uncle Colin Dyson (r.i.p.) taught me to make a "proper tea" I've always used fresh cold water, and warmed my pot. I too wish that restaraunts would learn to boil their water!