how to make british tea

how to make british tea

How to make British tea

There’s nothing more British than a good old cup of tea and making it properly takes a bit of know-how. Here we provide a few tips and tricks to craft a delicious cup of British tea.

Ingredients Needed

  • High-quality loose tea, preferably English breakfast tea
  • Kettle
  • Teapot
  • Tea strainer
  • Milk and/or sugar


  1. Fill your kettle with fresh cold water and bring it to a rolling boil.
  2. While the water is boiling, add one teaspoon of loose tea per person and one extra teaspoon for the pot in your teapot
  3. When the water has boiled, pour a dash of the water into the teapot, swill it around, discard it, and then add the tea.
  4. Pour the boiling water into the teapot, filling it about three-quarters full.
  5. Put the lid on the teapot, and let it steep for three to four minutes, no more.
  6. Once the tea is ready, pour it into individual teacups using a tea strainer.
  7. If desired, add sugar or cream and stir until mixed thoroughly.


And there you have it: a delicious cup of British tea! Enjoy with friends and family, preferably with a few delicious snacks.


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