A customer emailed to say that she found that putting too much tea in her tea strainer actually resulted in a weaker infusion, not a stronger one. That's because the tea was so tightly packed after absorbing water that the leaves couldn't swirl around in the hot water. So, when using an over-the-cup strainer, or a tea ball, be sure not to put in too much tea. Make sure the tea leaves have room to swirl around!
Click here to return to the Mellow Monk home page