Step 1. Ensure all the ingredients and utensils are properly laid out: tea, sugar mint, sage, teapot, tiny cups and stove
Step 2. Take a handful of green tea and put it into the teapot. Fill it up with boiling water.
Step 3. Rinse out the green tea twice or thrice until the liquid runs clear. Note the first rinse is always clear so save it (strange but true!).
Step 4. Sort out a bunch of mint leaves and sage and put it into the pot of hot tea. Note that the sage should first be scalded with some hot water.
Step 5. Pretend to add 2 kgs of sugar into the tea to entertain tourists as this lady is doing :-), or simply add enough sugar to taste