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Tea Time

How long do you let your Mug of Tea brew for ?
We have tried many types of Tea, but always come back to our UK favourite... Tetley.
When we are not entertaining, or being posh, we just brew in the mug with a teabag.
It always used to be let it brew for 3 minutes, after seeing a report on the best brewing time.
Recently though, we have lived dangerously, and increased that to 4 minutes.....
Actually prefer Tetley Tea brewed to 4 minutes, and I remembered we have a shower timer provided by the local Water Board, which runs for 4 minutes !
Ideal.
And yes, we add the milk after brewing, the Tea needs Boiling water to brew properly.
We hate it when abroad, but mostly in the US and Canada, in Café's and Restaurants where they don't use or provide boiling water to make the Tea, H&S !

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Re: Tea Time

Yorkshire Tea drinkers here! Grin
Brewed in a teapot for about 3 mins - 1 tea bag! I don't take milk so I get the first cup!  Smiley
For SWMBO I put the milk in last.
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Re: Tea Time

Pre-warm earthenware pot, freshly boiling water, 5 minute brew time. Brewed tea poured on to milk already in the cup, which is of course the proper way to do things.
My first job included making pots of tea in the canteen in Butlins Pwllheli. I was given 4 minutes to make 77 pots of tea at the start of each meal, any waiter who didn't share tips at the end of the week used to get a pot with no tea bags included.
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Re: Tea Time

The tea bag is usually in the mug for around 30 seconds and gets a good squeeze from the teaspoon on removal.
I don't like my Tetley tea super strong.
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Re: Tea Time

Bag, cup, 'ot watter, stir, leave, come back, stone cold, whoops... Grin
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Re: Tea Time

Oh...I've done that a few times Embarrassed
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Re: Tea Time

Surely the only permitted tea in the PlusNet forum is Yorkshire brand tea?
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I'm a rebel, fighting the establishment Cool
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Re: Tea Time

Quote from: twocvbloke
... , come back, stone cold, whoops...

come back, stone cold, microwave.  Wink
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I've done it but it's just not the same though.
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Re: Tea Time

As for brands, for regular tea, Ringtons (live near Newcastle, so it's the law), for myself, Twinings, Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... Grin