You don’t have to be an expert Tea Taster to make the perfect cup of tea, but it helps. Nevertheless here’s Ahmad Tea’s, Dominic Marriot’s idiot-proof guide how to (and not to) brew the perfect cup of tea using Ahmad Tea English Breakfast teabags. It really isn’t rocket science.

STEP 1

Take your teabag and put it in your cup. So far, so good.

Some people like to warm the cup first which will help the tea brew.

STEP 2

Fill your kettle with freshly drawn water and allow it to come fully to the boil. Make sure the water you use hasn’t been previously boiled as it will have lost a lot of oxygen and will therefore not brew properly.

The water  should reach 100° Celsius for the tea

to brew properly, but make sure it doesn’t over-boil as again, it will lose oxygen and the infusion will be dull and flat

STEP 3

Pour the water straight onto the teabag. It really couldn’t be simpler.

STEP 4

Now here’s the really important bit – give your cup of tea a proper brew. A good tip to keep the liquid as hot as possible as you wait for it to brew is to cover the cup with a saucer which will keep the steam in.

Sadly, many people will just dunk their teabag a few times and as soon as the colour looks about right they will think it’s ready to drink. WRONG! For the tea to properly diffuse you must allow  a minimum of three minutes for the tea to brew properly.

STEP 5

When three minutes or more have passed, take the saucer off and give the tea a little bit of a dunk to help it mix even better. You should by now have a good strong colour but if you give the bag a bit of a squeeze with your spoon on its way out, this will help release even more of the flavour.

And you have a your perfect cup of tea. Enjoy it black, with milk, or lemon, or sugar.

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