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 😉
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.
- Boil the water. Preferably in a kettle on the stovetop, but an electric one is also allowed.
- Warm the teapot to keep the water and tea about to be made extra warm. The bigger the contents, the easier it cools down.
- Put a tea cosy around the teapot, if you have one. Generally, a tea cosy helps to keep the content in a teapot hot and fresh-tasting for about three hours.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Love, Deem/Skye Lewis ❤
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