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How to Properly Brew Loose Leaf Tea

There are several ways to enhance your tea drinking experience. These include improving your water quality, understanding the water to tea per serving ratio and choosing high quality tea. 

Loose leaf tea is a perhaps the truest form of tea. Unlike tea bags, which often contain low-quality tea leaves and flavoring agents, loose leaf tea is made with whole, high-quality tea leaves.

As a result, it has a richer flavor and delivers more health benefits than tea brewed from a tea bag. If you're new to brewing loose leaf tea, don't worry—it's easy! Just follow these simple steps.

1. Bring fresh, cold water to a boil. For green tea you'll warm the water until right before it boils. Putting green tea in boiling water will make it bitter. Depending on the type of tea you're brewing, the water should be between 160°F and 185°F. Use a kettle or teapot with an built-in temperature control to ensure that the water is at the correct temperature.

2. Preheat your teacup or mug by rinsing it with hot water from the kettle. This will help keep your brewed tea nice and hot.

3. Place 1-2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea into your infuser for each 8-12 ounces of water you're using.

4. Pour hot water over your Tea Infuser filled with loose leaf tea leaves. Allow the loose leaf tea to steep for 2-3 minutes depending on desired strength..

5. After 2-3 minutes, remove your Tea Infuser filled with loose leaf tea and enjoy!

Brewing loose leaf tea is easy and rewarding. With just a few simple steps, you can enjoy a richly flavored cup of tea that's packed with health benefits—and free from unwanted additives found in many commercial teabags. So next time you're craving a cup of tea, ditch the teabag and opt for loose leaf instead!

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