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How to make the perfect cup of tea.


Prime minister Johns

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You will need.

1 x Clean tea pot (it is important that the pot is clean so that stale tannins that are in the residue inside of a dirty pot will not make your tea bitter)

1 x Clean kettle (Ensure that there is no scaling inside the kettle if you live in an area with hard water since this will alter the taste, if you live in an area with hard water consider using spring water or distilled water for perfect tea)

1 x stove, burner or hotplate

1 x Thermometer

1 x Teaspoon

1 x Tea strainer

1 Teaspoon of tea leaves per cup to be served

1 Clean tea cup per serving

White sugar to taste

Milk to taste

Lemon (optional, instead of milk)

The method:

1: Add sufficient water to fill the teapot and add the same number of cups of water as there are to be cups of tea served and heat the water to the correct temperature as shown in figure 1 over the stove.

2: Warm the tea pot to the same temperature by filling it with water and discarding it, this will ensure the water is not cooled by the teapot and the tea will steep at the correct temperature.

3: Add the tea to the teapot and then add the water and allow to steep of the period indicated in the chart below. Do not exceed this time since the tea will become bitter.

4: Strain the tea into a cup and then add milk and then sugar to taste, a squeeze of lemon may be added instead of milk if you prefer.

5: Serve immediately

6: Additional infusions can be made from the same tea leaves to the limit indicated in the chart below. This should be done immediately since if the leaves go cold they may become bitter or contaminated.

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Thats a bit OTT. I prefer coffee and as long as it gets a fifth of a flat teaspoon of sugar and is stirred 3 times clockwise followed by 3 counter clockwise and 3 clockwise again you cant go wrong. Oh, milk must be in cup before coffee. If you dont there is a fractional difference in flavour. Besides that very very strong is a must.

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Heh, I spent quite a while thinking on how to make a good coffee, but never thought about tea. Thank you for this. I always thought 70 degrees C was the ideal for black tea, someone told me that fresh boiling hot water isn't suitable.

Thats a bit OTT. I prefer coffee and as long as it gets a fifth of a flat teaspoon of sugar and is stirred 3 times clockwise followed by 3 counter clockwise and 3 clockwise again you cant go wrong. Oh, milk must be in cup before coffee. If you dont there is a fractional difference in flavour. Besides that very very strong is a must.

IMO, milk goes better in the cup after the coffee. It's creamier that way, but since you like strong coffee it's probably not your thing.

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Heh, I spent quite a while thinking on how to make a good coffee, but never thought about tea. Thank you for this. I always thought 70 degrees C was the ideal for black tea, someone told me that fresh boiling hot water isn't suitable.

Thats a bit OTT. I prefer coffee and as long as it gets a fifth of a flat teaspoon of sugar and is stirred 3 times clockwise followed by 3 counter clockwise and 3 clockwise again you cant go wrong. Oh, milk must be in cup before coffee. If you dont there is a fractional difference in flavour. Besides that very very strong is a must.
IMO, milk goes better in the cup after the coffee. It's creamier that way, but since you like strong coffee it's probably not your thing.

If you make the water too hot some of the essential oils from the tea will evaporate as well as some of the other chemicals denaturing, and this will have a detrimental effect on the taste.

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Far too complicated!

Johnny Apocalypse' Perfect Cup of Tea:

1) Throw a teabag into a mug

2) Add sugar (anymore than two and it tastes like Ribena)

3) Pour in boiling water

4) Add milk

5) Strain teabag against side of mug with teaspoon

6) Stir

7) Remove Teabag

8) Ahhhhhhhhhh :>

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Far too complicated!

Johnny Apocalypse' Perfect Cup of Tea:

1) Throw a teabag into a mug

2) Add sugar (anymore than two and it tastes like Ribena)

3) Pour in boiling water

4) Strain teabag against side of mug with teaspoon

5) Remove Teabag

6) Add milk

7) Stir

8) Ahhhhhhhhhh :>

Fixed that for you. :P

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Nah, just boil water, add about a cup of sugar, add tea bags to boiling water, pour finished tea into pitcher, let cool. Serve at barbeque with plenty of ice and lemon. Oh, did I mention I'm from the south and drink iced tea :D

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