By the way-God is so cool-He allowed Tammy and I to meet up here in Germany 9 years after Okinawa; too wonderful!
Brewing the Perfect Pot of Tea
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:
Step1) Add water to a kettle and boil. Pour a little hot water into your empty tea pot and swirl. Your brewed tea will remain hotter for longer if the pot is warmed before the tea is steeped in it. Pour out the water.
Step2) Now add the loose tea, on their own or with a stainless-steel infusion ball, or tea bags to the pot. Pour in the boiling water, cover the pot, and let steep for at least 3 minutes for small leaved teas and a little longer for the large leaved teas.
Step3) Before serving, stir the tea to give make it uniform in strength. If you used loose tea, hold a small tea strainer over each individual cup to catch the leaves as the tea is poured.