For those who understand that tea is the answer to all of life's questions. For those who use tea leaves. For those who use teabags. For those who haven't quite mastered the art of 'the perfect cuppa'. For those who just like tea. This is for you.

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Comment by John L. Sims on January 8, 2011 at 5:17pm
@Caety I will agree, bagged is far more convenient.  I might recommend using a French press, or a tea ball as they make loose leaf a little less tedious.
Comment by John L. Sims on January 8, 2011 at 7:34am
@Caety Have you tried it loose?  Black and Greens are especially better loose.
Comment by Michelle Morgan on December 31, 2010 at 6:25pm
Hey Nerdfighters! I'm looking to start a new collab channel called Five Awesome *somethings* with four nerdfighters in highschool, each from a different country other than the US (that's where I'm from). Here's the link if you're interested!
Comment by Arielle on December 29, 2010 at 6:55pm
Ah, this is brilliant!  I have some experience with loose tea, and tea flowers (those balls that you stick into glass pots), but on most days, I just use bags.  My fun comes from using interesting teapots and favorite one is shaped like an elephant... :-)
Comment by rz1891 on December 27, 2010 at 5:05pm

Adriene, you also need a tea cosy to keep the remaining tea warm while you drink the first cup. My dad always boils the kettle twice, the first boiled water goes into the teapot and the cosy goes on. This warms the pot while you re-boil the kettle. When the kettle is re-boiled empty your pot and add your bags or leaves, (I prefer bags as they are easier to clean up and I have found no distinct taste difference between the two types)and pour the water in. Put the cosy back on and let the tea sit until it is ready. The strength of the tea is your preference so you will have to work out how long it takes for yourself! After pouring your tea re-cover the pot to keep it warm.

Hi by the way! I found this group just now. I am a 29 year old British Nerdfighter living in the Caribbean. My mum is sending me a tea cosy for Christmas as they are hard to come by here :)

Comment by John L. Sims on December 27, 2010 at 3:53pm

Tea 101 for Adriene:


Buy loose tea leaves.  Bags are a cheep substitute. You can get leaves at World Market, Starbucks and online.  

Boil your watter, pour it over about 1-2 Tbls of leaves.  Let it sit for a few minutes, pour into mugs, sweeten, enjoy.  

Tea is relationship, not just a hobby.  Get to know the different kinds of loose teas, experiment with them, but books (knowledge is power).   


Best of luck, and welcome to the world of tea!

Comment by John L. Sims on December 1, 2010 at 6:43pm
Loose leaf is the only way to drink tea. Bagging is for sissies.
Comment by x on November 29, 2010 at 4:46pm
Tea is the coolest of the hot beverages! Had to join this lovely group.
Comment by Shineoncindi on October 28, 2010 at 1:25pm
Considered just bypassing the group and then saw the description "tea is the answer to all life's questions" and realised that i say that a LOT so i was obligated to join now ^.^
Comment by allison rachel bacon on October 23, 2010 at 9:47pm
yummmm...sleepytime tea....:)(L)

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