How to Make a Cup of Tea, the Proper British Way

While there is tea, there is hope

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Boil the water.

Warm up your teapot

Put a teaspoonful of loose leaf tea into your teapot

Pour the just-boiled water into your teapot

Allow your tea to brew for a while.

Put a tiny bit of milk in the bottom of your teacup.

Place a tea strainer over your cup

Pour and savour the tea, preferably with a biscuit

Put your feet up and enjoy the world righting itself for just a few minutes.

Editor of WALK WITH US: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives; author of the novel UNSCRIPTED and of CONQUERING BABEL: a Practical Guide to Learning a Language.

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