How to Make a Cup of Loose Leaf Tea with Sunny Mother Nature

Loose leaf tea isn’t difficult to make, with a how-to from Sunny Mother Nature!

I love, love, LOVE  loose leaf tea!  If you’ve never had loose leaf tea, you will be shocked to taste the difference!  Loose tea is such a higher quality tea compared to many (if not all) tea bags because tea bags contain the dust of tea!  With loose leaf tea, you are actually getting the leaf of the tea, not just the dust.  So, the taste will be significantly better with loose leaf tea!

Not only that, but because loose leaf tea is a better quality tea, you can infuse/brew more than one cup of tea with the same tea.  That’s right, you can place tea into your infuser, tea ball, or filters, and reuse the same tea for two to three cups of tea! (You just may have to brew the tea a little longer on the second and third brewings.)

Yet, from working a lot in a tea company, I know that many times people don’t know how to make loose leaf tea, but don’t want to admit it unless you ask specifically.  Often times, they feel silly if they don’t know how to make it, or are intimidated by the idea of making loose leaf tea.

I’m here to say fear not!  It is not difficult at all~just one more step to your tea routine.

So, with my “How To Decide Which Tea Infuser is Right for You with Sunny Mother Nature” post, you have decided which tea infuser that you are going to use to make your loose leaf tea with. 

Just scroll down to which tea infuser you are using, and start making that cup of loose leaf tea!

Metal Mesh Tea Infusers and Tea Balls

                      

For one cup of tea with either the Metal Mesh Tea Infuser or the Tea Ball, the directions are the same:

1) Heat the water, either in a cup, or in a kettle.  If in a kettle, next pour the water into a cup.

2) Take one spoonful of loose leaf tea and place into the mesh ball. 

3) Place the tea infuser into the hot water in the cup.

4) Let brew for the amount of time directed on the package of tea.

5) Take tea infuser, or ball, out of cup and either set into a empty cup for use later (to get two more brewings later), or dump out tea leaves into trash, or compost.

6) Optional: Place sugar, honey, and/or milk to taste.

Tea Filters, aka Tea Bags

 

With the tea filters, aka tea bags, the directions are almost the same as above. (for learning purposes, I will describe the tea filters as tea bags)

1) Heat the water, either in a cup, or in a kettle.  If in a kettle, next pour the water into a cup.

2) Take one spoonful of loose leaf tea and place into the tea bag. 

3) Place the tea bag into the hot water in the cup.  Rest the top of the bag down onto the side of the cup.  

4) Let brew for the amount of time directed on the package of tea.

5) Take tea bag out of cup and either set into a empty cup for use later (to get two more brewings later), or throw away into trash, or compost.

6) Optional: Place sugar, honey, and/or milk to taste.

Cup Infuser

The directions for a cup infuser are a little bit different than the two sets of directions above.  The cup infuser from Compass Teas, www.compassteas.com, (however, the amount made by a cup infuser depends on the brand and size you have) holds about a mug and half of a mug of tea, or two small tea cups of tea.

 1) Heat the water.

2) Add to the infuser. 

3) Add the a spoonful to two spoonfuls (depending on how strong you want the tea) of tea leaves to the infuser and let the tea brew. 

4) Place/set the cup infuser on top of cup and the tea will pour through the bottom into the cup. 

5) Pick the cup infuser back up after the amount of tea you wish to be in your cup, is in your cup.  The tea will stop flowing through once you pick the infuser back up.

6) Either leave tea leaves in container to brew two more brewings later, or gently pull at middle pole, to take out the mesh center piece.  Then, dump tea leaves into trash/compost, and rinse with water to get the rest of the leaves out of the cup infuser and the mesh center piece.

7) Optional: Place sugar, honey, and/or milk to taste.

You’re done!

You have now made your own cup of loose leaf tea!  Good job!  Mother Nature loves that you are drinking tea.  Afterall, you have just made a beverage that, if made by you, has no plastic bottles or containers, is good for you, and is a Mother Nature friendly beverage! 

So, sit back and relax while you drink in a beverage that is good for you and Mother Nature.

If you have any questions about what type of tea infuser is right for you, or about making your own cup of loose leaf tea, please comment below and I will answer back!

“Sometimes the world feels scary and unsafe, but if you and I have a cup of tea, it’ll suddenly feel much more like a warm and inviting place.” ~Kim Maurer, aka Sunny Mother Nature

Please Note- I am affiliated with Compass Tea Company.  Also, these directions are for one cup of tea unless otherwise stated.

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