Many of you out there don't know how to make a cup of tea. Brewing instructions given below would enable you to do a little research, and you could end up with mastering the art of making a good cup of tea. Now you could share your experience with others!

Brewing Instructions

Hot Tea
  • Bring water to rolling boil.
  • 1 tea bag per cup/glass or 4 tea bags per quart of water.
  • Pour water over tea bags and brew for 1½ to 2 minutes.
  • Sweeten to taste if required.
Ice Tea
  • Let tea cool either in room temperature or in a refrigerator.
  • Serve with ice.
Sun Tea
  • Use your own recipe.
  • 4 tea bags per quart of water.


  • Familiarize yourself with the type of tea you are making as some teas may require that for best results one uses water that is less than boiling hot for brewing, a particular water to tea ratio (especially when using powdered teas like match) and/or certain brewing time.
  • Try varying the time that you allow the tea to steep, before you add the milk.
  • If you're making green tea, don't steep it for more than a minute or two. After a while it ferments and begins to get bitter.
  • If you don't have an electric kettle and are using a microwave to boil water, it should take about 1-2 minutes on full power to reach boiling point.
  • You can also heat water on the hob using a pan or a old-fashioned tea kettle on the hob, it should make a high pitched squealing noise when the water is boiling.
  • By pouring the tea on top of the teabags fairly slowing, most of the water will run though the bag, reducing the time needed to brew.
  • If you prefer tea warm rather than hot, make the tea using boiling water and let it cool. Using warm water will make a very weak tea.
  • Putting the tea in the water before you boil it will produce stewed tea. It's a very strong tea usually drunk with a lot of sugar. It's not to everyone's taste.