How the English Make Tea
The English take their tea seriously, and the traditional way to make it is a complex process. An Englishman’s tea usually follows a specific pattern, and it’s easy to follow for anyone who wants to learn the time-honored tradition.
Gather the Supplies
The first step is to gather all the supplies you need. You’ll need:
- Tea leaves
- Milk, cream, or both
- Tea Kettle
- Tea cups
Heat the Water
Once you have all the supplies, the next step is to heat the water. Fill the tea kettle with cold water and bring it to a rolling boil.
Measure and Add the Tea Leaves
Once the water is boiling, remove it from the heat. Then, measure the right amount of tea leaves according to the number of cups you need to make. Place the leaves in the teapot and add the hot water. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add Milk and Sugar
Once the tea has steeped, you can add the milk and sugar. Stir the tea until the sugar has dissolved and the milk is completely mixed in. Taste the tea to see if it needs more sugar or milk.
Serve and Enjoy
Once the tea is ready, pour it into cups. Serve the tea hot, with or without biscuits or other accompaniments. Enjoy!