Yes, it is possible to make tea using a coffee pot, and no it won't send your coffee maker to coffee heaven. It's a useful fix for brewing a large pot of herbal tea that you want to keep warm for hours, such as when you're caring for someone with a cold or the flu.
- Fill the glass carafe with water and pour into the water reservoir as for regular coffee.
- Remove and rinse the filter basket from previous brews of either coffee or tea.
- Select your choice of teabags. Place them into the filter basket. Place the filter basket, without a coffee filter, back into its compartment and close the compartment. Now turn on the coffee maker after replacing the carafe on the hot plate.
- Use approximately one teabag per one cup of water.
- Wait until the tea is done brewing, and enjoy!
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- This is most useful for herbal teas, such as Celestial Seasonings sleepytime extra and straight raspberry.
- If the teabags have strings, make sure they're outside of the filter basket. You can close the lid on the strings.
- Both the carafe and resulting tea will be hot after brewing.
Things You'll Need
- Coffee pot/carafe
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