Hi there, I'm fairly new to loose leaf teas and was very curious about how different cultures like in china, india, etc brew their tea. Do they use infusers or do they just pour the water into their teacup. And how do restaurants prepare the teapots. Are there infusers / strainers in the tea kettles? EDIT: or maybe the tea pots have built in infusers and they pour out all tea before starting a new batch?
if they do pour the water into a cup of tea leaves, do they then have to drink the tea within the allotted steep time so that it doesn't get bitter and spit out leaves if they accidentally drink the leaves?
Thanks for your experience.