Smart Tea Maker – How to get more out of your tea leaves
For those of you who are tossing out your tea leaves after a single brewing, this is for you. You can easily get a second brew out of your tea leaves, especially if you are drinking quality tea. Just pour hot water over your already brewed tea leaves and brew according to your tea type (Black and green teas – 3 to 4 min, Rooibos and herbals – 5 to 7 min). You might need to brew a minute longer the second time, but as long as your water has not cooled off, you will enjoy just as much flavor out of the second cup as the first!
This process is much simpler when you are using a brewer like the Smart Tea Maker. You can still do this with a tea filter, but it is a little messier, as you will have to store your soggy, tea-filled filter on a spoon rest or similar until you are ready for the second brew.