Prepare and Measure
water at a rolling boil (~212° F)
1 1⁄2 rounded Tbsp tea leaves (32 oz. water / medium-sized teapot)
2 rounded Tbsp tea leaves (48 oz. water / large-sized teapot)
Steep and Taste
~ halfway through steep time: pause timer, lift and drain tea strainer, return, continue steeping
~ 30 seconds before steep time: pause timer, drain tea strainer and set aside, taste every 15 seconds until the steep time
~ 3 minutes recommended steep time: drain tea strainer and set aside, taste for the balance of flavors and body
Connoisseur note: Taste by pouring only a quarter inch of tea into the cup.
Serve and Enjoy!
white sugar will complement, but this tea does not take milk