Sunday, September 20, 2009

Let have tea shall we..........

Well we Americans must learn how to make a proper pot of tea so I was told.  My mother always said have a cup of tea.. I complained of sore throat," have a cup of tea"....could not sleep..."have a cup of tea"...upset about something...."have a cup of tea".  You know what it always worked.  How I miss my mother.  Here is the proper way to brew a good British cup of tea. First, you have to boil the water - don't just heat it, boil it. Second, add the boiling water to the tea bag, not the other way round. The way we Americans do it - putting the water in the cup and adding the bag to it - is a no no. Unless the water is at boiling point when it makes contact with the tea, the tea will never properly brew.
Make sure the cup or pot is nice and hot before you start. If necessary, rinse it out with near-boiling water. And keep it covered while the tea is brewing.
Leave the bag in the water for at least two minutes - longer if you like your tea strong. Just leave the bag alone no dunking until the drink is ready.
It is always better to use loose tea however I find it to messy. Sweeten with white sugar if desired and a lowfat milk to make a proper British tea.   

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