The good news is, black tea is one of the simplest teas to make. But first you’ll need to choose which black tea you’d like to make, Lipton Yellow Label finest tea blend or Lipton Earl Grey:
Getting the water right
If you’re using tap water, let it run cold briefly before filling the kettle. Tea needs oxygen to infuse properly, and tap water loses oxygen if it sits in the pipes for too long.
The all-important teapot
Generally, the best teapots are ceramic, as you can use them to brew any type of tea and they retain heat well. Cast iron is an option, too.