1/3 cup black loose leaf tea
12 cups water (divided into 4 cups and 8 cups)
1 tea kettle
Hard candies for serving
1 small mesh strainer *
Clear heat-proof glasses, if you have them
* Feel free to skip the strainer if you don’t mind the leaves. Most of them will stay in the teapot if you pour slowly, and the whatever makes it out will settle to the bottom of your glass.