Do you have a certain routine, or do you just mix everything together? Do you have a secret tea method that you've never shared with anyone, but want to share with the entirety of Nerdfighteria?
Go ahead, we're ready to take your advice. :)
My favorite is with loose leaf tea in a tea ball. I especially love the Republic of Tea cannisters with the really cool names and sayings on them.
I drink a lot of the Vanilla Almond "Sweeten the Mind Tea" which says: "The whole problem with western civilization is that ever since the Greeks we've been trying to squeeze the mind into the brain- and it won't fit. The Great Gift of the Leaf is that it relaxes the brain, freeing it to float to its true home in the boundless and inexhaustible- the sublime state we call Tea Mind."
Earl Grey, Hot. I also have my very own blend of tea "it's a bit different each time, so I can't Guarantee the flavour."(The Cat Returns)
on the first cup I pour the tea first then get the carton out of the fridge and pour the milk second, second cup I put the milk in first and then put the carton away and then pour in the tea. the Left over tea I let cool and Wash My Hair With it, I like the smell and apparently it makes the hair darker.
I'm addicted to Chai tea, at the moment I'm drinking Vanilla Chai- I use a teabag because I have not mastered tealeaves yet, but I do often mix various tea bags for new flavours and such. I love how it's different every time, kinda like Baron's in TCR!!
---I boil water in my kettle, put the teabag in the mug, pour the water over the teabag slowly, leave it to sit for about a minute, take out the teabag, add about a teaspoon and a half of sugar and half a teaspoon of honey, then add a dash of milk. ta-da, stir it together and you have my tea!
No no don't say "chai tea" because "chai" just means "tea!" so it's like your saying "tea tea!" :)
I like mint tea with one spoonful of honey. it has to be hot and steamy, but not scalding, and usually best drunk in a warm blanket in the middle of winter with a nice book. snow outside is preferable for overall affect.
Get the kettle going. While it heats up, plop a Twinings Irish Breakfast tea bag into the teacup or mug (yes, I'm totally getting paid for this blatant advertisement... not really). Go get dressed for school within four minutes. By the time you return, the water will be hot. Pour water over the tea bag. Prepare breakfast. Remove tea bag and place in compost collection bowl. Pour in milk. Enjoy tea with breakfast while reading comics and ignoring the rest of the newspaper. Offer spare lukewarm water to parents.
When I use loose leaf tea there's a special spoon-like thing with a lid and perforations to hold the tea. I only fill the tea cup to just cover the "spoon" end, otherwise the handle gets very hot. After it steeps and I remove the "spoon" do I fill it up to the top. Nifty trick you learn after freaking burning your fingertips once or twice.