Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

I’ll admit, I don’t drink much tea, but my son gave me quite a few cans of loose “gourmet style” tea when he moved to Chicago.  And it sat in the cupboard for months until I was sick and wanted to make a soothing tea for my throat.  The problem was I only wanted to make one cup of tea and I didn’t want the loose tea leaves left in the cup.

That’s when I thought about those small coffee filters I purchased by mistake; I could use one of those to brew my tea and not have any left-over tea leaves in my cup.    By the way, I do have a brewing ball, but it still leaves tea leafs behind.

  1. Put one filter in your cup and fold the excess over the edges of the cup.
  2. Add the appropriate amount of tea leaves to the filter.
  3. Add the hot water and wait for the appropriate amount of time for the leaves to infuse.
  4. Remove the coffee filter with the brewed tea leaves and set aside to be used again (you can re-use tea leaves five or more times, depending on the type of tea leaf).
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