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How do you make a cup of tea?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Styles, 3 Feb 2006.

  1. Styles


    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

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    Location: UK

    Me and the missus have been having an on-going argument about this for the last couple of weeks. She makes tea by putting the teabag and water in first and then the milk and I make it the other way around.

    Which way's better!?
  2. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

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    No teapot?? :/
    Ugh :(
  3. fatiain


    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

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    tea+water, brew to a varnish like consistency, then add milk and sugar.
  4. branddaly

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    I was taught to not put the milk in till after the tea had brewed because it blocks up the holes in the tea bag. My Gran Mother used to flip at the idea of even making tea in a cup, always had to be in a tea pot.
  5. Malenko


    Joined: 4 Jun 2004

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    Location: Leeds

    Bag - Water, leave for a minute or two, stir, remove bag - sugar - milk - sorted.
  6. 4T5

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Middle of England

    Tea Bag + Water = Brew.
    Brew + Sugar + milk = Tea.

    B.S.A. White with 2 Sugars. :cool:

    I will add that putting Milk in Tea comes from the fact that hot Tea used to make the China cups crack so adding milk cooled it a tad.
  7. Pudney


    Joined: 6 Sep 2005

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    Location: Essex

    Yup, I'm with the majority so far. Water and tea bag, brew it to strength, then take out the tea bag and add milk.
  8. Charley Says...


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

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    Location: Watford

    milk has to go in last, unless if you make the tea in a pot and then you put the milk in the cup before adding the brewed tea.
  9. Ukadder

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    I do Tea Bag+Suger, then add water and leave for 2 mins. Then add milk and finally take the tea bag out.
  10. phill


    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

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    i do tea bag+water+milk always have, gf does it the other way and we always argue about which is better : }
  11. Pug


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    close the thread now tbh
  12. Sequoia

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    Warm teapot by swishing round some boiling water.

    Add tea. Tea, not teabags. One spoonful per person, plus one for the pot.

    Add boiling water. Leave to brew.

    Add a little milk to cup, pour tea into cup.

    Provide sugar for whoever is drinking it to add to their own taste, because personally, I don't drink tea.

    Afterwards, rinse but don't wash the teapot.
  13. VaderDSL


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Manchester

    I do it Tea bag - Water - Squeeze the tea bag for a strong tea - then add milk and sugar :)
  14. Admiral Huddy


    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

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    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    This one crops up every few month or soo..

    pour in hot water in to heat cup,
    remove water,
    put the tea bag in,
    pour in fresh hot water,
    leave for 1 minute, Do not leave in sppon otherwise it will displace the hest.
    Remove bag,
    Poor in milk (optional) or Slice of lemon!

  15. fatiain


    Joined: 16 Oct 2004

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    Location: Pratislava, Berk-shire

    If we've got the vicar round :D
  16. Stolly


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

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    Has to be a teapot. Otherwise, its just not worth the effort. Might as well just surrender your British passport and go live in yankeeland tbh.
  17. AndyBorzi

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    Milk, sugar, teabag then pour water on. leave for couple minutes, swish it round abit, squeeze it and aaaaah
  18. Aruffell


    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

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    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Sweetners in cup
    Milk in cup
    Boil water
    Put teabags in teapot
    Put boiled water in teapot
    Let to brew a minute
    Pour into cups/mugs

  19. loopylou

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    Traditionaly, as I understand, when we first started making tea the peasants had cheapy china cups that would crack when hot water/tea was poured, so to solve this they poured their milk in first. The rich people had fancy china cups that wouldn't crack so they poured the tea in first and toped up with milk.
  20. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    In other news, if you make a cup of tea with boiling milk instead of water, it tastes like hot chocolate.