Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to Brew Tea without a Tea Ball

I used to have a tea ball, one of those metal things with a chain. I would fill the ball with tea leaves and then dangle it into my hot water. Or else I would leave it in the cup, and I poured boiling water over it. That was many years ago, when I used to get herbal teas from a special shop. But I've moved so many times since then that I don't know where that tea ball is. Today is a cold day and I decided to make some Darjeeling tea, but I had no tea ball, and this tea was the genuine article, sent to me all the way from India, and, of course, it does not come in tea bags.

I discovered two new methods to brew tea without a tea ball. The first is just to use a strainer.

You put the strainer over your cup, and then you pour boiling water over it. The other way is to use your coffee maker and brew it just as if it were coffee.

Both methods work. So even if you don't have a tea ball, you can see brew un-bagged tea.

Bow enjoyed his cup of tea. He took it with a teaspoon of sugar and a  splash of lemon.

Everything is better on blue willow china. Bow is very careful with the cup and saucer, so it's only the best for him!