1. Boil the kettle using freshly poured water. Water that has been reboiled looses oxygen, which is key for brewing the tea.
2. Use 2g of tea per cup. That's around 1 generous teaspoon.
There are several instruments you can use to steep your tea.
a. A tea infuser - this is a stainless steel ball that can have a handle or chain attached. It works similar to a teabag in that it sits in the cup.
b. A teapot - you can use a teapot that has an infuser inside, which usually looks like a mesh basket. Place the tea inside the basket.
c. A cup infuser - these are small mesh baskets that sit inside the cup and hold the tea. You can remove once steeped.
d. A cafetiere - usually for coffee, a cafetiere is also well suited for loose leaf tea.
e. A strainer - put the tea directly into a teapot or another cup. Use the strainer to catch any loose tea when transferring to the cup you'll be drinking from. You could also use a household sieve that has a fine mesh!
3. Using any of the above methods, let the tea steep for the required time. This could be anything from 3 to 10 minutes. Each tea will give you a recommended brewing time.
4.Once the time is up either remove the ball/basket infuser, or pour from your teapot/cafetiere into you mug.
5. Relax and enjoy!