(This should've been posted yesterday but we've been having internet issues, so it is a day late. My apologies.)
This is tea from loose-leaf tea, not from a tea bag. This will serve 4 and the servings are more for an actual teacup, not a coffee mug (like most of us normally drink out of). Just play with the measurements to get it the way you like it.
4 cups of milk/water mixture (this is to your liking - you can go 2 c. milk with 2 c. water, or any combination, even pure milk or pure water if you choose.)
Put into saucepan over medium to high heat. Add about 1 Tbs. dried tea leaves and 1 Tbs. sugar and bring to a boil. Once it hits boil, reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes - watch for the milk to turn tan. Remove from heat. Taste to be sure you like the tea and/or sugar measurement. (If you need more tea leaves, you'll have to add the leaves while still cooking, but the sugar can be added anytime.)
Pour over a tea strainer then use the back of a spoon to press the rest of the liquid out of the tea leaves in the strainer. Pour the tea into cups and enjoy!
I have now officially tried this recipe on my own (as opposed to watching someone else make it) and can add my own two cents. In the above recipe, I was referring to cups as in tea cup size, so not a full 8-oz. cup of milk/water. Here, I'm using a regular measurement of 8oz. Also, it took forever for my tea to come to a boil - we use an electric top stove as opposed to a gas stove, which brought it all to a boil very quickly. By the time it made it to a boil, it already looked pretty tan, so I just let it boil, reduced the heat (took my eyes off of it for 2 seconds and it boiled over) then shut it off. The more I make it, the more comfortable I'll feel and be able to tweak it as I go along. Here are the changes I will make next time:
3 c. water
1 c. milk
1 heaping tablespoon of tea leaves
1.5-2 tablespoons of sugar (more or less for your taste buds)