how to make tea with loose leaves

how to make tea with loose leaves

How to Make Tea With Loose Leaves

There is nothing quite like a cup of tea made with loose tea leaves. The brew is full of flavor and aroma, and when made correctly – it is a beautiful thing. Here are some steps on how to make tea with loose tea leaves.

Things You Will Need:

  • Tea Leaves
  • Kettle
  • Spoon
  • Tea strainer
  • Cup or Mug


  1. Boil water in the kettle. The temperature of the water doesn’t need to be as hot as it does for espresso or green tea. Most teas taste best with water that is about 185-212° F.
  2. Put 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup of tea into the teapot
  3. Pour the hot water from the kettle over the leaves, filling the teapot. Let the leaves steep for 3-7 minutes, depending on your preference.
  4. Pour the steeped tea through a tea strainer into a cup or mug.
  5. Add sweetener or milk, if desired.


  • You can use a tea ball or tea bag instead of a strainer, if desired
  • When the tea is done steeping, keep the lid on the teapot to maintain the temperature of the tea
  • If it is brewed for too long, the tea may become bitter.

With these simple steps, you will have a great cup of loose tea in no time. Enjoy!


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