Boil water.If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. If boiling water on the stovetop, let it come to a simmer, then turn off heat. (Filtered wateris best.)
Warm up teapot.Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
Put Ceylon tea into teapot and add hot water.
Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
Strain Ceylon tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
TO MAKE COLD BREW CEYLON TEA1. Put Ceylon tea leaves and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Filtered water is best.2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for 12 hours.3. Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup. Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.