Perfect English Tea

Total Time
10 mins
5 mins

This is more of a technique than a recipe. I adapted this from the Food Network. this would be great using mint or herb teas!

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  • 1 tablespoon tea leaves (your choice-I like decaf and herbal)
  • milk, to taste
  • sugar, to taste
  • lemon slice (optional)
  • honey (optional)


  1. Fill a saucepan with cold water and put it on the stove to boil.
  2. As the water just begins to boil, pour a little of it into a teapot to warm it, swirling the water around and then discarding it.
  3. For each cup of tea, place a spoonful of loose tea leaves into the empty warmed teapot.
  4. Pour the boiling water into the teapot and let the tea steep 3 to 6 minutes, depending on the type of tea leaves.
  5. Gently stir the tea before pouring it through a strainer into teacups.
  6. Serve with milk and sugar, or lemon slices and honey, to your taste. Enjoy!