The Photo Gallery 143: Drink

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How to make the perfect cup of tea.
(Because obviously you’ll need to know in case I ever visit).

Boil the kettle. Filtered water is best.
Place a good quality teabag (I also prefer Fairtrade) into a good size mug. A thin rim is preferable, but it’s not a deal-breaker.
Pour on boiling water.
NEVER PUT THE MILK IN FIRST.
Let the tea brew for 3 minutes.
Remove teabag with a squeeze, then add the milk. Skimmed and organic is preferable.
Add just enough to change the colour of the liquid from conker brown to pale tomato soup.
It needs to look like a cup of tea NOT like warmed up milk.
Drink as hot as you can.

You’re welcome.

This post is for for week 143 of The Gallery: Drink.
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33 Responses to The Photo Gallery 143: Drink

  1. Oooh that sounds just like how I make it. I've seen people put in milk before the water. HOW WRONG is that!!
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  2. OneDad3Girls says:

    Sounds perfect to me,

    I love that mug
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  3. Earl Grey for me, please. A little milk in first :-)
    My recent post Drink!

  4. Emma says:

    I don't drink tea but apparently I make an awesome cup of the stuff! Love the mug btw x
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  5. Jaime Oliver says:

    I am loving the mug!! i so wish i drank tea and coffee :-( Pepsi Max doesn't go well in a mug x
    My recent post The Gallery: Drink

  6. sara says:

    No way milk in first stops all the scaly bits on the top! Milk in first with tea pot thats very posh!!
    My recent post The Gallery – Drink

  7. Suzanne says:

    Ooh yes please! And I'm all for a 'thin rim' too….
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  8. Mother Goutte says:

    Perfect!!! I can't stand weak, milky tea… Eurgh!

  9. SusanKMann says:

    I don't drink tea or coffee but I do love the mug x
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  10. photomummy says:

    Milk first,that's what I prefer anyway :) Fab mug!

  11. Herding Cats says:

    Just how I like my tea. Fantastic picture.
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  13. saveeverystep says:

    The oranger the better. Oh, and one word….ROOIBOS. Who knew?!
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  14. Christine says:

    Mmmmm… that's how I like my tea too – but you forgot the sugar :)
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  15. lauracymft says:

    I would actually scream at someone who put milk in before the hot water! You can't beat a good cuppa!
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  16. Lynn says:

    Love your cup ;)

  17. Lous Lake Views says:

    Totally agree, nothing worse than warm milk, yuck. Hot and strong is always best and Yes. I am still talking about tea! ;)
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  18. jacqwat says:

    That's my method too :)
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  19. Thanks for the how to guide, I don't drink tea so I hate making it for other people in case I get it wrong, especially after 13 years in France where I didn't have to worry about making it.

    I'm loving the fact that there are other fellow non tea and coffee drinkers here, I thought I was the only freak!

  20. familyfourfun says:

    Sounds like the perfect cuppa, love the mug!
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  21. I can NOT make weak tea. Gravy brown

  22. HelpfulMum says:

    Love you mug! I disagree on the tea though. I like mine brewed for 3 mins but then with loads of milk!
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  23. nickietypecast says:

    You and me, missus, we make our brews very similar except I have three sugars!
    I also have a cup like that too (but with my name on, obvs – having your name on would be a tad stalkerish)
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  24. JallieDaddy says:

    I'm a coffee drinker but that sounds like the perfect cuppa to me! it's also more or less how I make it for others :)
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  25. Sarah says:

    This is THE BEST! I simply must order myself a mug like this. Love it! Great pic of your beaut mug too :)
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  26. nyssapod says:

    Great theme! I had a post in draft that I couldn't resist linking up. And it's been so interesting seeing what everyone else is drinking. :)
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  27. The Fool says:

    agree on the thin rimmed cup, I do like a white inside too.
    My recent post The Gallery – Drink

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