Part of a complete Mother’s Day breakfast that even little kids can help prepare.
Fairly recently I showed an easy and of course flavorful way to help kids become self-sufficient in the kitchen with very simple, quick and completely safe to make grapes, banana, yogurt and jam, which is a fresh and great tasting dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Here I’ll show a great way for your kids to start off Mother’s Day with kid-safe-to-make hot tea that uses water cooked in the microwave oven, not on a stove with a hot water kettle. I use the microwave oven to heat water or reheat coffee and tea a lot, and one thing I’ve noticed is that some cup handles can get awfully hot when exposed to microwave energy. That zap of heat sometimes catches me by surprise. With that in mind, to make the tea-making method I’ll show here as kid-safe as possible, use a microwave safe cup with a handle that does not get hot when warmed in the microwave oven.
Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes
1 Tea Bag
Sugar or Honey (optional)
Microwave Safe Cup (with a handle that doesn’t get hot when exposed to microwave energy)
1. Fill a microwave safe cup mostly full with cold water.
2. Put the cup in the middle of the microwave oven and cook using HIGH heat or 100% power for 2 minutes.
3. When the water finishes cooking, carefully touch the cup handle to check if it is cool enough to hold safely. You can always leave the cup in the microwave oven for a minute or two until it is safe to touch. Then hold the cup by the handle to remove it from the microwave oven.
4. Unwrap the tea bag (if necessary), put the tea bag in the hot water,
and let the tea bag soak in the hot water for 3-5 minutes.
5. After soaking for 3-5 minutes remove the tea bag from the cup, and put the bag in the sink to drain.
6. Add an optional 1/2 teaspoon of either sugar or honey and/or
optional shot of milk to the hot tea.
7. Stir with a spoon …
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