how to prepare loose leaf tea

how to prepare loose leaf tea

How to prepare Loose Leaf Tea

Making a cup of loose leaf tea is an art. The right preparation and brewing process will produce a cup of tea with a great flavor and aroma. Here are the steps to prepare the perfect cup of loose leaf tea:


  • Loose leaf tea
  • Water
  • Optional: milk, sugar, lemon, honey, spices, etc.


  • Measure the amount of loose leaf tea you want to use. A typical ratio is 1 teaspoon for every 8 ounces of water.
  • Place the loose leaf tea into a tea infuser or tea strainer.
  • Fill a teapot or mug with fresh, filtered water.
  • Heat the water to the recommended temperature. Every type of tea has its own recommended brewing temperature, so be sure to look that up.
  • Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and infuser/strainer.
  • Allow the tea to steep for the recommended time.
  • Remove the tea infuser or strainer when the steeping time is up.
  • Add milk, sugar, honey, lemon, spices, etc. to taste if desired.
  • Enjoy your cup of Loose Leaf Tea!


  • Don’t over steep the tea leaves or else it will become bitter.
  • You can reuse the tea leaves multiple times. Just increase the steeping time each time.
  • Fresh cold water will help provide the best cup of tea.

Making a cup of loose leaf tea may take a bit more time than making a cup of tea with tea bags. However, with a bit of practice, you will be able to make the perfect cup of tea that is sure to please your taste buds.


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