Tea Time Tips
Brewing Tea ? The Perfect Cuppa is Minutes Away....
Gorgeous Blue willow Spode teapot. Did you know Spode invented fine China? Their classic designs are still available now or as collectibles and I think I've even seen this teapot featured on Downton Abbey.
How do I love tea? How do I love life? In unlimited ways and great tea takes so little time.
First, heat the water to simmering hot – a rolling boil that you then let simmer a bit.
Scald a teapot or teacup with boiling water (that means just pour hot water in it and then throw it away – it’s meant only to heat the cup or pot)
Place 1 teaspoon tea leaves per cup of tea and one for the pot. Mix and match black teas (English Breakfast with a touch of Assam, or Chamomile and Strawberry Herbal Tea)
That's it. You can offer honey, sugar and milk on the side and wonderful little bites to eat (I favour Carr's crackers) such as Classic Scones/
Last, offer great tea with pretty tea glasses (I collect Iranian and Turkish tea glasses) or tea cups (new or vintage English Bone China florals) or pretty pottery ones from flee markets or a friendly ceramicist.
And that's the secret to fine tea and a fine time!
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