Place loose tea leaves into a warmed tea kettle. Pour heated water over loose tea leaves. Let steep. Strain tea and serve.
*For Oolong and Green tea, water should simmer at 200 degrees F. and 180 degrees F. *For Irish and English tea bring water to a full boil. *Black tea should soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Oolong tea should soak for 4 to 7 minutes. Green Tea should soak for 2 to 3 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown