This article says you should steep tea different amounts of time depending on your goal. To sum up:
IF YOU DRINK TEA TO BE HEALTHYSuggested steeping time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds to 5 minutes
IF YOU DRINK TEA FOR THE CAFFEINE BOOSTSuggested steeping time: 3 to 5 minutes
IF YOU DRINK TEA BECAUSE IT TASTES GOODSuggested steeping time: 1 to 3 minutes
I steep my tea, whether loose or bagged, for 3 minutes. It looks like I have my bases covered!
I think I'll take my tea out on the patio and sit in that rusty chair:
Join me? We might see a hummingbird at that red Pentas plant.
I'd invite you to come to the weekly Tea Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth. All are warmly welcomed. Visit the links to check us out, or just jump right in, sharing a drink-related post.