If you permanently have a kettle on the go for incessant tea drinking in your household, whether you're a gourmet tea drinker or a simple white with one, you aren't alone.
After all,tea is the most popular drink around the world, after water, and holds resonance in many homes and in public life, whether for its health and thereputic qualities or its symbolism of tradition and hospitality.
If you want to learn more about what makes a beloved cuppa here are all the tea facts you need to know, whether you're a gourmet tea lover or like nothing more than to relax with a simple mug.
So take a break, put your feet up and relax with a brew, as you take a tour through history and tea types, to how to make the perfect cup, and don't forget the dunking biscuits!
If you've ever made tea for someone you'll know that gourmet tea drinkers can be pretty particular about how it comes. Making the perfect cup has several factors at play, from how much tea to use in the pot, to what temperature the water should be. Fortunately, the infographic below goes some way to answering these million dollar questions.
British afternoon tea has seen a renaissance in recent years, serving as a great excuse to embrace the historical tradition of a relaxed afternoon spent poring over exquisitely served tea and cakes. Here's the lowdown on how to serve it:
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