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How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea in a Teapot
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How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea in a Teapot How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea in a Teapot

Brewing tea from tea leaves – long considered the purist method of making tea. Select from our collection of Teapots chosen for their style, durability, built-in infusers and ease of cleaning. Also select from Gourmet Teas, specifically chosen to compliment our CoffeeCakes.com cake offerings.

How to Brew Loose Leaf Tea in a Teapot

Directions

  1. Remove the infuser from the teapot. Warm the teapot and each cup with hot water if you wish. Be sure to discard the warming water before preparing the tea.
  2. The adage "one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot" is a good recommendation - but it makes a very strong pot of tea.
  3. If you prefer your tea to be not quite so strong, yet still flavorful, we recommend one heaping kitchen teaspoon for a small teapot, such as the 16 ounce Bee House Round Teapot or the 16 ounce Glass Teapot. One heaping kitchen tablespoon for medium sized teapots, such as the 27 ounce Stainless Steel Teapot and the 32 ounce Bee House Ceramic Iced Tea Pot.
  4. Brew your tea with freshly boiled water. Let the water be just below a boil for Ceylon - Green Tea and at a full rolling boil for all Black Teas, such as Ceylon - Black, City Harvest - Vanilla Orchid Black Tea and Cha Cha Chai Black Tea. Also use water at a full rolling boil for Mandela Masala (Rooibos) Chai.
  5. Steeping your tea also depends on the type of tea it is. Steep no longer than three minutes for Ceylon - Green Tea, four or five minutes for all Black Teas, such as Ceylon - Black, City Harvest - Vanilla Orchid Black Tea and Cha Cha Chai Black Tea. and up to ten minutes for Mandela Masala (Rooibos) Chai. To stop the brewing cycle, simply remove the infuser and allow it to cool before discarding the leaves.
  6. What you put in your tea is often a matter of personal preference, but here are a few guidelines. Ceylon - Green Tea is very good plain and with honey, and it is also very good iced. Black Teas such as City Harvest - Vanilla Orchid Black Tea lovely by itself but can be enjoyed with milk and sugar. Especially good with milk and sugar is the Cha Cha Chai Black Tea.
    Ceylon – Black Tea
    is delightful hot, with milk and sugar for afternoon tea and also makes a good Iced Tea. Mandela Masala (Rooibos) Chai, a naturally decaffeinated chai tea is very good plain and excellent with milk and sugar.

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