Steep Your Way to Hot Tea Perfection by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

September 30, 2015

Picture a bag of potato chips. At the very top are fully intact, unmarred, pristine chips. They’re satisfyingly crunchy, and you can’t stop eating. But once you get to the bottom of the bag, you’re left with a few shards and a handful of potato-flavored dust. That “dust,” says Steve Schwartz, the founder and CEO of Art of Tea, a tea importer and distributor, is what drinking tea made from tea bags is like. Yes, choosing loose-leaf tea and steeping it correctly is the difference between perfect potato chips and potato dust. Although there’s nothing to be intimidated about when you…