Brewing Suggestions Hot Tea: Bring some fresh water to a boil. Place 1-2 tea bags in an 8-16 oz cup or mug, add boiling water, and steep for 4-5 minutes or to taste. Add honey or a sweetener of your choice. For a Delicious Hot Creamy Drink: Steep tea in only 1/2 required water, then pour equal amount of hot scalding or steamed milk or cream over hot tea. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spices.