My experience with Tea
The reference to "perfect" is not scientifically proven, but a result of feedback from family, co-workers and countless friends. I have been making cups of tea from a young age but my professional experience expanded whilst working in television production as a runner for nearly 2 years. This job required you to make tea - a lot, sometimes up to 100 a day - for producers and whoever else asked.
What you Need
- A mug: preferably ceramic with a minimum of 4mm mug wall thickness.
- A tea bag: one "English Breakfast" tea bag. I'm not judgemental on brand or shape of the bag.
- Water: preferably good water, none of that tap water in London. If you live in London (or have similar water freshness issues) invest in a water filter.
- A kettle (and access to electricity).
- Milk: preferably semi-skimmed. Real milk too - none of that UHT nuclear-holocaust-single-serving packaged milk.
- A teaspoon: choose a teaspoon that isn't too deep.
- Sugar if needed.
Part 1: Preparation
Place one tea bag into a mug and do nothing else. For multiple cups of tea, use one tea bag per mug - you're not being clever by "double mugging" (a term to share one tea bag between two cups of tea).