2. Buy loose tea instead of bags. Loose tea creates a bolder, fuller flavor because it doesn't constrict the leaves like bags do. I also heard that many tea bags these days are made of plastics, not cotton.
3. Learn how to brew the best tea. It’s not hard, but there are variations in time, temperature, and brewing equipment that can make a big difference in the quality of tea. (I did a blog on this in January 2013)
5. Experiment with tea in other drinks, such as lattes, cider, cocoa or as Chai. Tea can also be used as an ingredient in recipes from desserts to main dishes.
6. Host a tea tasting with friends. Try several different flavors and compare notes. Or hold an actual tea and serve scones and treats with your tea selections.
7. Put brewed tea leaves to good use. Sprinkle them on plants, add to a compost pile or cook with them!
Most people have heard that drinking tea (particularly green tea) is good for you, but they don’t do it because they have memories of less-than-pleasant tea experiences. However, once someone begins to explore all of the options out there, one can find what works for them in flavor, richness and strength.