4 teaspoons loose black Chinese, Persian or Turkish tea leaves
Sugar cubes, for serving
Lemon slices, for serving
Fill a tea kettle with 4 cups (the same size as you are serving in) of fresh, cold water and bring it to a boil.
Place tea leaves into another teapot or kettle.
Pour the boiling water onto the leaves in the other teapot or kettle and allow to steep, covered, for 10 minutes.
Stir just before serving and strain the tea into serving cups.
Serve with sugar and lemon slices.