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How to make a proper cup of British tea

As one myself, it’s important to know how to make a proper cup of British tea. I don’t drink it as often as the average British peep, but I do enjoy it from time to time. In any case, that’s not what today’s post is about. So, without further ado: let’s get into this bloody important way of making tea πŸ˜‰

Note: an absolute proper cup of tea is made with loose leaf tea, but most of us don’t have time for that on a daily basis. So this is mostly aimed at households who’re used to a teabag in hot water in a mug.

  1. Boil the water. Preferably in a kettle on the stovetop, but an electric one is also allowed.
  2. Warm the teapot to keep the water and tea about to be made extra warm. The bigger the contents, the easier it cools down.
  3. Put a tea cosy around the teapot, if you have one. Generally, a tea cosyΒ helps to keep the content in a teapot hot and fresh-tasting for about three hours.
  4. Add the teabags and water to the teapot. Typical teas for a proper British tea? Black tea, earl grey, green tea, herbal teas, oolong and many others. But those are the most common ones.
  5. Steep the tea for at least 5 minutes to make sure the flavour is properly divided and full of richness. Don’t remove the teabags, let them stay inside the teapot.
  6. Pour the tea in a cup and add milk and/or sugar if desired. Adding milk is a typical British thing to do, or so we claim.
Clear Glass Cup Filled With Honey

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22 thoughts on “How to make a proper cup of British tea

  1. Silly question, but what do you do when you use the loose leaf tea? I got a package of individual loose leaf tea for Christmas this year and am utterly clueless on how to use them πŸ˜‚

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