I know this isn’t a normal recipe, but I figured it would be a good way to test out a new format I’ve been working on, and iron out some wrinkles on the back end. And besides, everyone should know how to make a good cup of tea!
A good cup of Tea
Instructions on how to make one D*mn good cup of tea.
- Tea Pot
- 5 Bags PG Tips Tea
- 2 Cup Milk I use whole milk, it's the best for this.
- 40 Oz Water
- Step One, put 40 oz of water into your teapot and put on the stove.
- Step Two. After your water boils, place 5 tea bags into your pot. Steep for roughly 3 minutes. DO NOT put the bags in if the water is still boiling, you do not add tea to boiling water, it ruins the tea.
- Step Three. Add 6 oz of milk to your tea cup. Note: my cups hold 16oz of liquid, if yours holds less, cut this in half.
- Step Four. Place into microwave and microwave for 45 seconds per cup.
- Step Five. Add 2-3 spoonful's of sugar to warm milk and stir. Note: This is of course to taste. I like 3ish level spoonful's, my gf likes 4 slightly larger spoonful's. Also, I have a sugar spoon which is made for sugar, not just a normal spoon. Small difference sure, but I swear I get more consistent scoops from it.
- Step Six. By now your roughly 3 minutes should be up. Scoop tea bags from tea pot and lightly squeeze some of the water from the bags into the tea pot. Discard teabags. Pour tea slowly into cup while stirring. Enjoy!
There are many things to note here.
First, I drink PG Tips. It’s a wonderful tea and makes an extremely good “cuppa”. These teabags are also 100% compostable, so if you do compost, just chuck these straight in after you’re done with them.
Second, your choice of teapot makes a huge difference. If you have a non-lined teapot, don’t use it. Believe it or not the metal can react with the tea leaves and actually makes the tea taste different. Until I lost it I used to use a electric kettle/tea pot set. They have an electric kettle for the water, and a glass decanter for tea/coffee. Boil water, steep in the glass pot. My teapot is coated on the inside, so I can steep my tea without worries.
Third, as I noted above my preferred tea cups hold 16 oz of liquid. I put in 60z of milk, and roughly 9-10 oz of tea, depending on how full I want to fill it. 40oz of water in the pot gets me 4-5 cups of tea depending on how full I fill the cups, but mostly I get 4 if I have a consistent pour. If you have a smaller cup you are using, use 3oz of milk, and roughly 5oz of tea. I have found this is the perfect ratio or milk to tea. Of course every one has different tastes, so of course adjust accordingly.