Optional: cream and sugar. Or a more paleo: honey and coconut cream or almond milk.
Fill your kettle with fresh water and put on high heat until water comes to a full rolling boil.
Pour 1/2 cup boiling water into your teapot and swirl it around a bit. Place your tea cozy or thick towel around your teapot and let it sit while you return your kettle to high heat. Returning your water once again to a rolling boil (unless you are drinking green tea, then you need to stop just short of a boil to avoid cooking the tea leaves).
Pour the water out of your teapot and put your teabag/loose tea into your teapot, and gently pour your boiling water into the teapot.
Cover with tea cozy or thick towel and let steep for 3-5 minutes or to your preference.
Pour into a tea cup, or through a strainer depending on if you have used bags or loose tea. Add sugar if required and stir with your tea spoon.
Grasp tea cup handle and raise your pinky finger high into the air as you sip from the cup.
Optional: If adding cream or milk, put it into the cup before pouring in the tea. Why? I don’t know, but that is the rule.