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.
- High-quality loose tea, preferably English breakfast tea
- Tea strainer
- Milk and/or sugar
- Fill your kettle with fresh cold water and bring it to a rolling boil.
- While the water is boiling, add one teaspoon of loose tea per person and one extra teaspoon for the pot in your teapot
- When the water has boiled, pour a dash of the water into the teapot, swill it around, discard it, and then add the tea.
- Pour the boiling water into the teapot, filling it about three-quarters full.
- Put the lid on the teapot, and let it steep for three to four minutes, no more.
- Once the tea is ready, pour it into individual teacups using a tea strainer.
- 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.