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How do you make the perfect cup tea in your opinion?

Asked by oratio (8920points) May 7th, 2009

I have broken my percolator in which I made great tea. Guess I will have to look for alternatives, or buy a new one. Bags won’t do.

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kenmc's avatar

I have loose leaf Earl Grey green tea (good stuff) that I put in the coffee maker like it’s coffee. I run it through twice per serving and despite this, it doesn’t really lose much strength. A third time will tell you that it’s been used, though.

Surprisingly, this method works quite well.

chyna's avatar

@boots How much tea and how much water do you use?

Tobotron's avatar

Russian’s aka my girlfriend defiantly make the best tea, they drink it all the time and are obsessed with English tea! They do it by brewing a really strong pot of tea and I mean strong and then keep it during the day then pouring shots of this concentrated tea into a mug and topping up with hot water. No milk and no sugar often just a slice of lemon…I don’t even love tea but this is the only way I drink it and I kinda like it lol…

kenmc's avatar

@chyna I use 1/4 of a cup of tea and about 3 or so coffee cups worth of water (the marker on the coffee pot puts it at around 6.5).

ubersiren's avatar

What’s wrong with bags? Have you tried a tea-ball? I love Mate Vana from Teavana. It’s almost chocolatey. Steep for 4 minutes or so… you may need to reheat. Touch of sugar- I don’t really like it sweet at all. In the evenings I like chamomile with the slightest touch of honey. (I use bags, but the ball will work, too). I am in love with green iced tea, but I’m assuming that’s not what you’re looking for.

ubersiren's avatar

@boots : That’s a very cool method. I’ll have to dust off the coffee maker!

Crick7's avatar

I also recommend the Tea Ball!

AstroChuck's avatar

A perfect cup of tea? Well, first you pour out the tea and then fill the cup with coffee.
Tea, yechhh!

ubersiren's avatar

@AstroChuck : Boooooooooooo! :)

sakura's avatar

Take the tea bag out of the cup and put in a spoonful of coffee… enjoy!!

sakura's avatar

oops just read the post thats similar to mine!! Well done Astrochuck I agree tea blurgh!!

EmpressPixie's avatar

One teaspoon Mighty Leaf Earl Grey in the teaball on a stick contraption (it’s like tongs, but with a sealing ball instead of the grippers at the end). Steep exactly 4 minutes. Perfection. (A touch of cream and sugar usually.)

The best tea I have ever had. Seriously.

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