Ingredients for servings
2 bags black tea half of which can be flavored
2 bags oolong tea or tea blends with oolong
800 ml water
2 tbsps sugar optional
2 tbsps maple syrup optional
2 tbsps half-and-half or soy or oat milk optional
0.5 single citrus fruit optional
0.5 cup ice optional
Place tea bags in a 1-L coffeepot or French press. Make sure to keep the strings tense to prevent the paper weights from falling in.
Boil the water. Pour into the coffeepot or French press. Place lid on top, with a tight grip on the paper weights.
Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
If you are using a French press, slowly push the plunger onto the bags, again with a tight grip on the paper weights.
Take off the lid, scoop the teabags out and gently squeeze the brew from the bags before disposing of them.
Add sugar and stir thoroughly.
Let tea cool to room temperature. If you want the tea sooner, place open pot in freezer for 70 minutes.
Serve with ice. For a good milk tea simulacrum, add maple syrup and dairy/dairy substitute. Otherwise, add citrus juice if you like.