The proper way to make tea is to pour boiling hot water onto the tea bag. Purists would assert that there is certainly a much more involved process, but this is the bare minimum.
On the other hand, when I had my surgery at VGH recently, I discovered that they serve tea in a most unorthodox manner. I was chowing through the most delicious cream of wheat the morning after my surgery when I turned to my tea. Then, I discovered, much to my shock and dismay, a cup of tepid water, and a dry tea bag on the side. I had to insert the bag into the cooled water and wait for my tea.
It is one of the miracles of modern medicine that they can remove a body part from one individual, attach it to another individual, and have it function in its new body.
Yet they can’t even make a decent cup of tea.