10 August 2009

A Decent Cup Of Tea

Warm a teapot (I got mine in a thrift store very cheap) by rinsing it well with warm water. As you are doing this, bring a kettle of fresh water to a rolling boil. When the teapot is warmed, put in looseleaf tea (1 spoon per cup PLUS one extra) and add the boiling water. VERY IMPORTANT: While the tea is steeping, wrap a tea towel or some other small towel around the pot. Steep it according to how strong you like it; I usually do it for 5 to 7 minutes. If you want a really good cup of tea, please---no tea bags!! Use a good quality British or Irish tea. (I get mine from Jungle Jim's. It costs more than Lipton's, but I figure if I am very careful in the rest of my grocery shopping, it evens out.)

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