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I actually do drink a lot of tea. Usually various white teas with dried berries. Some naturally flavored green teas. Mate Vana here and there. Red tea isnt bad either. Either way, when I do brew my tea I use a plastic tea maker from TeaVana which just makes everything simple. Drop in the leaves, fill with water, and than place it over a cup to drain from the bottom and fill your mug. I left it at home for my mother to use (with the 1lb bag of mandarin green tea). At school I use my coffee press to brew and strain my tea. Of all the places I've tried tea, Teavana is my favorite. The teas are top quality. They are a little expensive but are completely worth it. Utmost quality. I would recomend visiting their website and ordering from there (Free shipping on certain orders I believe). Also, they package your stuff nicer when you order from the website vs. going into the store. If you do have a local store, there are always free samples.
I usually mix my tea. I start with two bags of green tea as a base, then move on the apple spice to give it some kick and then finish with pomegranite tea. I almost always add some lemon juice to my tea and perhaps honey if its the third pot from the same bags and they becoming a little weak.
Adding anything to tea is a capital sin deserving of divine punishment. And also by hurled rocks and pointy sticks.
I drink only loose leaf teas, single estate whenever I can get them. Use good clean cold water, bring to a boil, then use some of it to rinse and warm the pot and cups. Dump the water, add the leaves, and then add water to infuse. If an oolong or black tea, immediately dump this water as well to "rinse" the leaves and then proceed with standard steeping procedure.
For teapots I prefer Japanese side-handled pots and Chinese yixing pots, though the latter can get a bit expensive as you need a seperate pot for each variety of tea. Still yields a superior cup!
for hot tea, on my way to work in the morning, i found this coffee place that makes decent tea, but they have this moroccan black tea with mint which is just amazing, i usualy drink it straight with no sugar or milk,
i also bought some lime green tea for making ice tea which is quite nice on a summer afternoon,
If I'm drinking Japanese tea (green, genmai, whatever), I brew it in an old Japanese kyusu that my mother-in-law used for ages before giving it to my wife and I. I usually drink it out of one of a pair of cups that I bought at a market in Kamakura about 20 year ago.
If it's a nice English tea, we steep it in an old blue pot that my wife picked up somewhere along the way. Drink it as is out of whatever mugs are currently in our rotation. If friends or family come over, the nice china comes out.
Most days? Endless cups of PG Tips--teabag in the mug, a little half-and-half once it steeps. On a cold night, I wouldn't say no to a shot of Barenjager honey liqueur (hold the milk) in the cup.