(Closed) Spin Off, Favorite Tea Steeping Method!

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Tea Steeping Methods
    Tea Bag - in a cup : (23 votes)
    37 %
    Tea Bag - in a tea pot : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Loose Leaf - in a teapot, need to strain leaves out : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Loose Leaf - in a tea ball/basket infuser : (18 votes)
    29 %
    Loose Leaf - Tea Press : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Loose Leaf - Self Bagged (using a t-sac, etc) : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Loose Leaf - Using a teapot with a strainer type thing : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Brewing Machines : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other? : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I use tea bag either in a cup or a pot (I voted for both). I’ve never tried loose leaf.

    Post # 4
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I make mine like you, but it’s some weird brand tea strainer/cup/pot that my Future Mother-In-Law got for me when she was in China, she said everyone had them there.

    Post # 6
    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We started making loose leaf tea in our french press and we love it!

    Post # 8
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I like to use a tea pot for loose leaf- or a mate’ gourd for mate’- or if the tea comes in a tea bag I boil it! 

    Post # 9
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m a tea-aholic and have been for quite some time. I only brew looseleaf and 99% of the time use a tea ball. I used to use the self-fill tea bags, but they are too expensive and too wasteful for someone like me who drinks 3+ cups of tea a day, often different varieties.

    Post # 10
    10571 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted for the tea press.  I usually use a bag for convience, but love loose leaf tea.  I find the balls to be a little to messy.  I like the tea press, I have 2, one for at home and one in a travel mug.  My at home one isn’t the best, bits of tea leaves tend to get through.  The basket looks like it’s worthwhile trying.

    Post # 11
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love seeing these tea-lovers! Someone got us the Teavana Perfect Tea maker, and I’ve totally been enjoying it and making tons of tea! I’m not exactly sure which of the poll options that is. 🙂
    (However, I have discovered that their loose tea itself is literally 3-5x more expensive than buying it from a coffee shop near us that sells it loose. 2 oz of tea should be like $3. NOT $10 as teavana seems to think it should!)

    Post # 12
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Wht is a tea ball?

    Post # 14
    580 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would love to try loose leaf, but I’m a freak, I have to have the milk and tea in first then add the boiling water 😀

    Post # 15
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee

    We are very avid tea drinkers. Here is what we use:

    Breville Electric Tea Kettle:

    Variable Temperature Breville Electric Tea Kettle and 

    Teavana Perfect Tea Maker with green or yoothberry white tea.


    Post # 16
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Where do you all even buy loose leave tea? Teavana is SO expensive!

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