We English do love a good cup of tea (or, as we like to say, a cuppa)!
I’m not talking about that panther pee they serve in most restaurants here in the States. You know — a thick cup with a tea bag on the side! Oh, no!
Here’s how to make a perfect cup of tea:
First off, the tea must be served in a nice thin china cup, not a mug.
Then, you put the teabag in the cup and poor fiercely boiling water over it. (That’s the secret. Let that kettle shriek!)
Let the tea bag stay in the boiling water for a few seconds. You can tell when the tea is ready by its rich color.
Next, add a dash of milk — not cream — and sugar to taste, and you’ve got a cuppa fit for the Queen!
My mom used to say a good cup of tea would cure a broken leg. I know I’d take a good cup of tea over an aspirin any day.
As for me, my idea of a good snack is a cuppa and a Kit Kat bar (which, by the way, was created in England).
Uh oh! The kettle’s boiling … got to go!
(This repost from January 10th, 2012, is by my dear Aunt Doris, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 94.)