These winter days call for countless cups of tea—and like anything in life, it’s only worth doing if you’re doing it well. See the steps below for the perfect cup of tea.
Oxygen. Tea, like the rest of us, needs oxygen to be at its best. Always fill the kettle with fresh cold water drawn from the tap. And chuck the stagnated water sitting in the kettle out.
The tea itself. You’ll only get out what you put in. Choose a high quality loose leaf tea. Not the powdery dregs found in low quality tea bags (there are of course good quality tea bags too).
Put it in a pot. Let the tea steep and draw in a warmed China pot. Not only will it taste better, but it will brighten up your desk or table too. So nice to be civilised dahling.
Let the tea steep for no shorter than 3 minutes—then take the bag out, immediately.
Kick low fat milk to the curb (it’s just coloured water, gross)—and never, ever put the milk in first.
Only 1 teaspoon of sugar allowed.