My tea making ritual

I like tea. So naturally, I like tea making. And if this blog is supposed to give a fair indication of how I spend my time, it must include tea. Made almost daily, tea is a great staple for anyone. It is relaxing, healthy (depending on how much sugar or cream is added), and even a fun process. So here's how I like to make my tea. If you're a tea lover like me, comment below with your favorite type of tea and how you make yours. And for green tea lovers, find out my secret place in Japan to drink green tea.

tea making pouring tea leaves into infuser
Start with the basics: teapot and your tea leaves

 

tea making pouring tea leaves into infuser
Get your tea bag or leaves ready

 

tea making pouring tea leaves into infuser

 

tea making with infuser teapot
Heat your water and put in your tea bag or pour over your tea leaves

 

tea making with infuser teapot
Steeping times vary by type of tea. Since mine is a red tea (Pu-erh) I steep for 3-7minutes. This helps the tea taste balanced, not too dilute or bitter.
If you're more interested in green tea, that is awesome. Check out the intricacies of making the perfect cup of green tea.

 

tea making pouring hot water into mug
Pour your tea in your cup and get your favorite book or pillow.

 

tea making pouring hot water into mug
 (The mug was made at a friends pottery shop. One of those make-it-yourself places. I obviously had fun.)

 

drinking after tea making
Tea always has a way of brightening my day. How about you?

Tea sometimes perks up the most stressful situations like this time in Hiroshima when it all went wrong.

 

Looking for top recipes to pair with your tea?

Carrot Ginger Soup

Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Apple Roses

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Want to take it a step further?

Host an Ethnic Prayer Night with your friends! It’s like a better form of potluck.
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