Five steps to a fabulous cup of tea

Steps to making the perfect cup of tea

There are few things I enjoy as much as a good cup of tea. I have been a tea drinker since I was 18 months old. My Great Grandmother, Nan-Nan Ethel Hurley believed that a sugary cup of tea with a drop of cool water was essential for a happy child! Many childhood memories I have involve sitting around a table with my grandparents, aunts and mum chatting, laughing and enjoying a fabulous cup of tea.  I do make a great cup of tea, something so many don’t achieve; this is especially so in Adelaide with our Café culture dominated by coffee.  Follow these easy five steps to a great cup of tea, and enjoy!

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Five Steps to a Fabulous Cup of Tea – with a tea bag!

1. Many tea drinkers swear by loose-leaf tea, but I bet they use a tea bag for their morning cuppa!  I love tea! I have many tins of loose-leaf tea, but my morning cuppa is always a Lipton Intense tea bag.  Draw fresh water and fill your kettle, (filtered water is best) bring to the boil.

2. Select your favourite cup or mug, it must be white on the inside, otherwise it is difficult to judge the strength. I always choose the largest and finest mug, especially for my morning cup. Warm your cup or mug, simply pour about 60ml of the freshly boiled water into your cup, swirl around, once the cup feels warm discard.

3. Lay the teabag in your warmed cup or mug, drape the tea string over the side of the cup. Pour the freshly boiled water into the cup, and allow the tea to steep for 2 – 3 minutes.

4. The tea is now ready, add milk, sugar or lemon to your taste – but do try it black and without sugar, the taste is so delicate and delicious.

5. Enjoy!


2 Responses

  1. […] Five steps to a fabulous cup of tea « Louisa @ tonic […]

  2. I agree with you, that black tea without sugar is deliciously refreshing and enjoyable.
    When I was young children weren’t allowed to drink coffee, in fact at that time tea was the more popular choice anyway. I remember gradually reducing the sugar so that I could drink it the same as my mother, except that she loved her tea very strong!
    Until the day my mum passed over she never drank a cup of tea using a tea bag, if she couldn’t get a ‘real’ tea she went without.
    I have to admit that I am like you, when pushed a little for time, I use a tea bag, but my favourite loose leaf tea (mums’ as well as it happens) is Amgoorie, which is only available in SA!
    As I am moving to Melbourne soon (in fact only 9 days now) I will be buying up Amgoorie before I leave.
    What I really need is one of the tea infuser you mention.

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