And one for the pot

From ConstellationMe

From ConstellationMe

Thought you might make a cuppa and sling in a Tetley’s teabag Circa 2007 you found at the back of your cupboard? *Looks sheepish*

Stop right there and read on, for I (Poppy) have been on the hunt for the ultimate guide to the Perfect Cup of Tea… and I believe I may have found it.

Here is the go, according to the tea guru that is Fortnum and Mason

1. Warm the teapot by rinsing it out with hot water.

2. Fill the kettle with fresh water from the tap. Water that has been boiled already will affect the taste of the tea.

3. Put into the teapot one rounded teaspoon (or caddy spoon) of tealeaves for each person and one extra spoonful ‘for the pot’.

4. Turn off the kettle (or remove it from the stove) just before the water boils and pour into the pot. It doesn’t need to be stirred.

5. Leave to infuse for three to five minutes, depending on taste. Serve, using a tea strainer.

And I thank you.

So what do you think? Do you do it differently?


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4 thoughts on “And one for the pot

  1. This is exactly how I would make the perfect cup of tea. Although when making a quick one its bag in cup, swirl round add milk. Tastes good enough but when you make it the perfect way sooooo much better and something to sit down to and enjoy :-) xx

  2. Brilliant!

    I feel like I should try this out. I thought I’d perfected my tea skills but now feel like a bit of a novice with my PG tips.

    This calls for a home-made afternoon tea with the girls! XX

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