To start with, heat 4 cups of fresh water., Once the water is almost boiling, add a cup of the hot water to the teapot, swirl it around and discard it., After this, turn the kettle back on., While the water is heating back up, 3 teaspoons of loose leaf tea need to be added to the teapot and the teapot placed on a trivet., After 1 - 2 minutes, the water will be boiled and can be added to the teapot., At this point, the water should be stirred once and left to steep for 4 - 5 minutes., Once this has been done, the tea should be strained through a sieve into a teacup., Finally, milk and sugar can be added as desired..

How To Make a Proper British Cup of Tea

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