how to steep tea

how to steep tea

How to Steep Tea

Making a cup of tea is an easy and enjoyable process, as long as you know how to steep tea correctly. Follow these steps and you’ll have a perfect cup in no time.

What You’ll Need

  • Tea leaves or bags
  • One cup of boiling water for each serving
  • A teapot or cup


  • Measure your tea. Use one teaspoon of loose leaves or one bag per cup. If you like a stronger cup, add more tea leaves.
  • Pour boiling water. In a cup, teapot, or other container, pour one cup of boiling water over the tea.
  • Steep. Cover the cup or pot with a lid and allow the tea to steep for a few minutes, depending on the kind of tea you selected.
    • White and green teas – steep for 1-3 minutes
    • Black tea – steep for 3-5 minutes
    • Herbal teas – steep for 5-7 minutes.

  • Serve. Remove the lid and serve your tea into a cup or mug.
  • Enjoy! Add sugar, honey, or your favorite additions and enjoy!

And that’s it! Now you can enjoy an amazing cup of tea every time.


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