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Chinese Tea
(serves 6)

Tea is a favourite drink of Chinese families, served with meals and throughout the day. It is also served to guests.


2 teaspoons Chinese green tea
4 cups boiling water


  1. Put the tea into a teapot and pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Cover and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  2. If some tea leaves float, pour some water from the teapot into a cup and pour back into the teapot. Do this 2 or 3 times.

Recipe taken from: Chinese Home-style Cooking: Simple, Easy and Delicious, by Sharon Wong. (Regina: S. Wong, 1996) p. 13

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