- 8 oz. water
- 1 heaping tsp. Assam tea (options: a robust Chinese black tea, such as Keemun, or an Irish breakfast tea, which is typically based on Assam)
- 1 tbs. milk of choice (optional)
- 1 tsp. honey or preferred sweetener (optional)
Heat water to a full boil and load loose tea into a tea ball or tea filter.
Pour water into a mug, add tea, and steep for three to five minutes.
Remove tea and add milk and sweetener, if desired. Serve.
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