This should actually be called: “How to make MY perfect cup of tea” because everybody likes their tea differently.
But I’ll tell you how I like my tea made, and you can decide whether it’s a good way to make tea.
How to make tea
– Boil the kettle
To save energy and money, it’s preferable that you only put as much water in the kettle as you’ll need to make the cup of tea.
– Let the kettle settle
Let the kettle stop bubbling. Don’t put water that’s still boiling into your cup.
– Insert the tea bag
Put your tea bag in your cup. Lay it out so that you can pour water through it
– Add the sugar
I like 3 teaspoons of sugar in my tea. Though it’s the number 3 that’s key for me. They don’t have to be full teaspoons, just as long as it’s 3
– Pour the water
Pour your water in the cup, but pour it through the tea bag, and slowly. I think this is what brings out most of the flavour.
– Let it brew
I generally only let my tea bag sit in the hot water for about 1 minute, but the stronger you want your tea, the longer it must sit there…
Then, obviously, strain the tea bag, and take it out…
– Add the milk
There’s research that says adding milk to your tea blocks the health benefits, but I can’t drink tea without milk, so I normally add the milk now.
I add enough to make it look a little creamy, but not too white.
– Stir your perfect cup of tea
The only thing left now is to stir the cup of tea…