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Recipe for chinese tea in our easy ethnic recipes collection. Chinese tea usually comes in loose form rather than in tea bags. It is always drunk plain, without sugar, lemon, or milk. The following method of preparing tea will give the best results.

Recipe ingredients

  • Water
  • Loose Chinese tea (*)

(*) Tea isn't just delicious, it's good for you, too. Many people believe that drinking tea has a number of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease and cancer.

How to make chinese tea

  • In a teakettle or saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  • Rinse a teapot (earthenware or china is better than metal) with a small amount of the boiling water.
  • Measure loose tea into the pot. One teaspoon of tea for each cup of water is a good rule of thumb, but the exact amount is really up to your own taste. Youll probably have to experiment a little to brew it just the way you like.
  • Pour boiling water into the teapot, cover, and let stand for a few minutes.
  • Pour tea into cups.

Preparation time: 15 minutes