Having been raised by coffee drinkers, my exposure to brewing tea has been to plop a bag of chamomile in a mug and pour boiling water over.
It's freezing cold, I've got raging PMT and life feels shit in general right now and I think I need what you lot always offer in this situation: a cuppa. But I just know I'm going to make a crap cuppa, because...everything is shit right now anyway! I don't live in the UK but I did find a box of PG tips pyramid bags, so maybe that's a decent start?
Thanks Savoy, for some reason I thought it was going to be more involved than that. From hearing people talk there seem to be so many ways to muck it up.
I do actually have a teapot, believe it or not. It's never been used, though. I live in rural US...it's amazing PG tips turned up in our local shop at all! It was idiotically expensive compared to all the other tea there i.e Lipton and Tetley.
I must say I made a cup a little while ago and I was astounded at the way the bag nearly exploded when the water touched it. I've never seen a tea bag turn into a massive ball!