Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Perfect Cup of English Tea

A mug of tea (Pix)
I watched Martha Stewart a few days ago (I’m watching the re-runs of 2006) and a classy British actress promptly announced, "let me show Americans how to make proper tea." Then she forged ahead, (unaware of the tension aroused by her statement) threw two tea bags into a "china pot" and then poured "hot boiling water" into the pot. The pot has to be covered with mittens, (only in winter, I suppose) and "its milk in the cup first, always, before the tea." I wonder what other differences there are between the two cousins, besides language and tea?

By the way, left-over tea can be frozen in ice trays just as with any drink- coffee, orange or syrup.

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