The Perfect Pot and Cup of English Tea!

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 7mins




  • Only use freshly drawn cold water, ensure that kettles or water boilers are de-scaled regularly and that teapots are spotlessly clean.
  • Teapots should be warmed with hot water, which is then poured away.
  • Use the recommended number of tea bags or one teaspoon of loose tea per cup, AND one teaspoon for the pot. (For one person use a 10oz tea pot, for two persons a 20oz tea pot is recommended.).
  • Water should always be freshly boiled and boiling when added to tea.
  • Leave to brew for 3-5 minutes before serving. Stir before serving.
  • Pour a little milk into each cup before pouring the tea through a strainer if necessary, and sweeten with sugar as required.
  • You can omit the milk and serve the tea with lemon slices if you wish.