OOOOHHH a tea thread!!!
I love tea!
Currently my wife and I are much closer to the indian / british way af making and drinking tea. In other words, it must be black, opaque and you must put sugar and cream in it...damn now I have to go make a cup
The best tea I have ever had however was in Hong Kong, brewed in an old tea shop by a gentleman who appeared to be in his 90's...it was quite the ritual, but more smooth and pure than I have ever been able to achieve here at home.
Also I love african Rooboos tea, again best drank latte style with milk and sugar, and the tea leafs should be boiled in the water for 6 minutes to be at optimum strength and flavor I was taught.
Indians, and Bengali people also boil the leaves right in the water, with the milk and sugar all at once.