Make sure the cup or pot is nice and hot before you start. If necessary, rinse it out with near-boiling water. And keep it covered while the tea is brewing.
Leave the bag in the water for at least two minutes - longer if you like your tea strong. Just leave the bag alone no dunking until the drink is ready.
It is always better to use loose tea however I find it to messy. Sweeten with white sugar if desired and a lowfat milk to make a proper British tea.Dawn www.atticeyewear.com