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Brewing Tea

Learn how to brew loose tea for optimal flavor with this short technique video from the test kitchen of Cuisine at Home magazine. The method works for teas of all kinds—black, green, oolong, and white, as well as herbal infusions.

Brewing loose-leaf tea isn't difficult, but there are a few simple things you should know about to make sure the tea isn't under-brewed and weak, or that it becomes bitter from over-brewing. We use a kettle and strainer, but you could also use a tea pot or a french press.