1. Heat water to 208˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
I love a good cup of tea in the morning with a slice of lemon. It's my ultimate indulgence. But when I spend $1 per bag for a cup of tea, I expect excellence. I'm really sorry I didn't get it. I ordered the English Breakfast tea. The packaging is well done, the bags with the little leaf are darling, but I didn't feel the product delivered. I always pre-heat the cup with hot water and then dump the water out, then add fresh hot water with the tea bag. I brewed it the right amount of time. But the tea was only average, dare I say only on par with what I could pick up at the grocery store. I'm really sorry, because I wanted it to be sensational.
I am a tea drinker but my preferred tea has been, for decades, PG Tips, a real basic and very strong English tea. Some years ago while staying at a very fine hotel, I encounter Tea Forte's English Breakfast Tea. initially skeptical that it might be worth sipping (up until that point I was a 'regular' tea snob, no fancy teas for me), I confess, fully and truthfully, that I was completely flabbergasted by how wonderful it was. It never occurred to me that I could buy it for myself, thinking that only very posh hotels stock a tea so flavorful. Obviously I was wrong. This tea is what gives my days drinking pleasure and, when there was a minor shortage of it, I went into withdrawal. Now I stock it plentifully, not wishing to be without it. It is remarkable and I cannot recommend it more highly.