What’s the best way to make tea in a teapot?
Simply put, there is no ‘best way’ to make tea. Taste is always personal. With that said, the way you make your tea, right down to whether you use tea bags or loose leaf tea, does have a direct impact on flavour.
Teabags offer convenience, as you can simply remove them from your brew and discard. The end-product will have a familiar taste, but a teapot – even a cheap teapot - will make this standard tea-brewing process feel a bit more special to both you and your friends.
Tea aficionados tend to prefer the flavour of loose leaf tea. A tea bag keeps your leaves compressed, restricting their ability to expand. By unfurling and flowing through the water, the tea leaves can impart a more nuanced flavour. With loose leaf tea, you can choose between teapots with infusers, which include a built-in cage for your tea leaves, or you can let your leaves float freely and separate them from your brew with an external strainer.