1. Fill kettle with fresh water, then heat.
2. Warm your teapot with a little hot water, discard, place your tea leaves in teapot, allowing heat of the pot to release bouquet of the tea leaves.
3. Heat water below boiling (approximately 180 - 185°). Steep 2-3 teaspoons (5-8 g/8 oz. cup) up to 1 minute for first steep, 3-5 minutes for the subsequent steeps, refresh cup as desired.
*Vary time according to taste, & remember that steeping tea leaves beyond 3 mins does not contribute to flavor, only bitterness.