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I use a 4 cup measuring cup to brew the tea. I use to use a quart mason jar. It will get really hot and you will need a towel to wrap around it. My Nanny always used THIS measuring cup. It a 4 cup and it doesn't get hot in microwave. I use 5 Family size tea bags. Put in the microwave 4 1/2 mins to 5 mins on High. Then let seep for just a few more mins.
Done, Now strain into your Tea pitcher with 3/4 - 1 cup sugar and fill with water. Enjoy!
No more boiling water on the stove top! Go out and get you a large measuring cup!