How much tea?
To make loose-leaf tea, use one teaspoon of leaves for each cup of water plus "one for the teapot". Of course, the outcome will be determined by how strong the tea leaves are and by how much hot water the tea is steeping in. You'll probably want to experiment to find the right flavour for you. In a pinch, a French press coffee maker approximates the infused-tea experience.
What's In Tea?
Tea contains no fat or protein and almost no carbs. It does have a decent amount of caffeine and loads of healthful antioxidant flavonoids, plus fluoride. Green teas have more antioxidants than black. Infused herbal teas might not have any antioxidants at all.
Tea Pairing Tip
Green teas and oolong teas go well with white meats, black teas pair nicely with red meat.