While others drink coffee for a little extra pep in their day, I like tea. I try and use loose tea as much as possible, but often times I don't have a clean tea ball or I need to be quick about it. That being said, I often end up just throwing a tea bag in a cup of water and pop it in the microwave for a minute. After some investigation, I found some wonderful tips on "Making Tea Using A Microwave" at RateTea.com. I will from this point forward be a safer microwave tea maker and now you can be too!