Let us say that like me, you use loose tea and you do not always want to pour it through a strainer before drinking the tea. You make not just one cup of tea, but instead, a whole pot of tea with your loose tea. That is what I do. I make a pot of tea that contains different tealeaves and some mint. Sometimes the tealeaves are already in a bag, but the mint never is, unless I bag it. This explains how to do that without much forethought.
Measure the loose tea in a coffee filter.
Close the coffee filter with two staples or with thread. Drop the tea bag in the boiling water. Put a lid on the pan, remove it from the stove eye and let it steep for 5 minutes. Or place the tea bag in a mug, pour boiling water over it into the mug, let it steep for 5 minutes. Either way, let it steep for 5 minutes.
I don’t make mint tea like this anymore, at least not unless I need to make these for a special reason. Now I use tea screen filters that fit in a mug.