My good friend Susan Rebecca Miller asked me for my recipe for the way I make tea. I decided to document it today.
The tea that I used was given to me by my good friend Fen Taylor. She gave me two large wheels of Chinese Pu’er tea. I am almost out, but I will order more online. I love this tea. Below is a scan of the paper that the tea was wrapped in.
Here is the website where you can order this tea. The tea is called Spring tree Bada. I will verify with my friend Fen Taylor if this web site is selling the round wheel or the bags. I do not want bag tea as it usually has the lowest grade of tea.
First I start with 1/3 cup of tea. I break of a chunk from the round and break it up and add it to the measuring cup.
Then I add boiling water to fill up my 8 cup measuring bowl.
I add three tablespoons of organic raw local honey.
I let the tea leaves set in the water about 10 to 15 minutes. While the tea is brewing I start another pot of water boiling. I like tea that you cannot see through. I get the tea jar ready for the brew.
I put a strainer on top of the jar and pour the tea through it.
Now I have 50% of my tea ready. I repeat the process with the second batch of water. I do not add more honey. This gives me almost a full jar of tea. I do not dilute the tea until I drink is as I may add some ice cubes.
The tea is put in the refrigerator to chill.
This method of making tea may produce a tea that is too strong for most, but I like it.