Steep tea bags by allowing them to soak in boiling water for one to seven minutes, depending on the type of tea being brewed. Shorter steeping times result in milder flavor, while longer steeping yields a stronger cup of tea.Continue Reading
Fill a tea kettle with fresh, cold water. Avoid using overly chlorinated tap water, which can affect the flavor of the tea. If necessary, use filtered or bottled water.
Bring the water to a rolling boil. When making white or green tea, remove the water from the heat after it comes to a boil and let it cool for approximately 10 minutes.
Add one tea bag to a mug or tea cup, and pour the boiling water over the bag, into the cup. For large cups more than 6 to 8 ounces, use two tea bags.
Steep red and herbal tea bags for five to seven minutes. Black and oolong tea needs three to five minutes, while green tea bags need to steep for one to three minutes. White tea typically needs to steep for approximately one minute. Letting the tea bags steep for more time yields stronger tea.
Remove the tea bag. Add milk, sugar or honey to taste.
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