You will need the following: a tea kettle (or glass or stainless steel pan), a teapot, a teaspoon, a tea strainer and teacups!
Here we go!!!
1. Fill your tea kettle or pan with as much water as you need. As a guideline take one teaspoon (5 g) of tea leaves per cup of water. This…you guessed it….will yield one cup of brewed tea!
2. Heat up the water up to 180 °F (83 °C), preferably between 160 (72 °C) and 180°F (83 °C).
3. Just before it starts to boil, remove from heat and let it cool off during 30 to 60 seconds.
Find out why it’s important not to boil water: how to brew green tea.
4. Put a teaspoon of green tea leaves into the teapot for each cup you serve. For pre-portioned tea bags, use one bag per cup.
5. Add hot water to the teapot and let steep between 2 to 2,5 minutes. Longer infusions will result in a bitter taste. Find out why: how to brew green tea.
6. When using loose green tea, place a strainer (or tiny kitchen sieve) over each cup before pouring heated water over the tea leaves into the cup to filter out leaves. Some teapots come with strainers built into the spout or infusers that can be easily removed.
7. Fill each cup and serve.
8. Seal the rest of your tea in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.
REFRESHING TWIST: If you want a refreshing twist, add lemon or mint.
SWEETENING: If you want to sweeten your tea, add honey (instead of sugar).
I used Wikihow.com, Ehow.com and Thefragrantleaf.com as references.