die-hard coffee drinker. But every once in a while I really enjoy a cup of tea. Sometimes even with milk! Earth shattering news, I know...but hey...whatever gets you going. Sometimes it's an herbal mix, like Jasmine Spice and sometimes it's an Earl Grey, hot. Varies, depending upon my mood. Of course, regardless of what type of tea I am having and the method used to brew it you'll need really HOT water. Almost boiling in fact. There are lots of ways to produce that in an RV. I've found quite a few, including some unique ones.
clean water, fire up a burner and within minutes.....boiling water for tea (or whatever!). It works, it works well. You could even forego the teapot and just use a regular pot. Getting water to boil isn't much of a trick with open flame. However, to make it more interesting to watch, there are some REALLY cool teapot's out there. I've seen ones that use steam to drive a carousel of rockets..now THAT was cool. Instead of the propane stove, you could use an induction cooker or even the Sun to boil water!
workable 12V water heating system. It's not as fast as a 120V AC powered one, but it works. I use it quite often, with filtered water, to make boiling/hot water for recipes while boondocking using solar power. Jello is a favorite. With fresh made Whipped cream....mmmmmm.
What about a recipe for tea? WHAT!? Who needs a recipe to make tea. I'll tell you...there are MANY ways to brew tea just like there are many ways to brew coffee. It's not just about tea bags! You can use tea bags. I'm not against them, just that it limits you to what is commercially available. If you like the convenience, buy a small tea-ball. (No, they are not all ball shaped) fill it with your favorite tea (I keep my loose tea in little plastic tubs) and use just like a bag. best of all, no gross used bag to deal with, dripping all over when you discard it. Just dump the used up tea in you napkin or straight into the trash.
Brewing. Lots of arguments about what constitutes a proper tea brewing. Many countries have a preferred method. the British are quite particular in the order tea is made. Here's the "proper" way:
Boil water in a kettle. Pour some of the boiling water into a tea pot. Usually ceramic, but must absolutely have multiple holes inside leading to the spout. This step warms the pot. Discard the now cool water. Put kettle BACK on the burner to re-boil. They are fanatical about using boiling water! Put the tea in the now warmed pot. Loose tea, bagged tea (no labels nor string!) or an infuser is fine. Now bring the tea pot to the boiling water and fill the tea pot. Cover with a tea cozy (What!? You don't have a tea cozy!) Let it steep for a few minutes. Pour milk, if desired, into tea cup add tea, add sugar to taste. Drink.
Wow! That's complicated. Maybe I should stick to coffee?
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"