Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Never Tea to the Water

Preparing tea is an art for which the English are immensely proud. First of all, the pot itself must be preheated to the correct temperature. Then, one teaspoon of tea leaves is placed into the pot for each cup to be poured, plus a teaspoon for the pot itself. Then the hot water is added. Water is always added to the tea ... never tea to the water! Let the tea steep in the boiling water precisely five minutes, no more, no less. Now the tea leaves release their true aroma and bouquet. Combine with a biscuit and enjoy.