To make the concentrate (and remember, this is for very large tea parties):
3 Quarts boiling water
Make concentrate in usual manner:
· Steep 4-5 minutes for black tea
· Steep 3 minutes for green tea
Strain, stir and keep it warm (Aunt Becky just put a tea towel over it and that worked well enough for the Apple Harvest tea).
To make tea from the concentrate, put about 2 tablespoon of concentrate in the teapot for each cup of hot water . The recipe said a
4cup teapot = 1/4 cup of Concentrate, and a 5 cup teapot = 1/2 cup of Concentrate. It is better to err on the side of slightly weaker tea than too strong of a tea.
This reminds me of how tea is made using a samovar--it is definitely a similar concept. For more about samovars, check out my write up on tea in Russia found here.