Tea leaves need room to expand for extracting full-bodied flavor. This is one reason we use organic cotton tea bags instead of tea balls which are not really best for tea brewing. Many standard tea bags and/or tea balls, are low-flow, and require stirring and dunking repeatedly to get the tea to diffuse properly. We believe you get more flavor, more goodness, and more aroma when using roomy, organic, reusable tea bags.
That said, our preferred method for brewing tea is placing loose herbs in vessel with already hot water, steep for 10 minutes, or so, and pour finished tea through mesh strainer into cup.
Directions: Bring water to a boil in stainless steel, glass, or ceramic vessel (not aluminum). Turn off heat. Place one teaspoon loose tea per cup of water into hot water vessel, or into enclosed reusable tea bag, pulling strings tight. Steep for 5 – 10 minutes. Strain loose tea, or squeeze & remove tea bag, & pour. Add honey or cream if desired.
(If making a larger amount, it will keep in glass jar with lid in the refrigerator up to two days.)
Note: For informational purposes only. Not FDA approved. Always consult with your health care provider before taking any herbal products, especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription medications for a condition. Not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any condition or illness. Do not give young children caffeinated tea.