There’s no two ways about it, the British love their tea. It’s an institution. And according to this tea-loving nation, there’s only one ‘proper’ way to brew a classic British cuppa – and that’s with black tea and milk.
The good news is, black tea is one of the simplest teas to make. But first you’ll need to choose which type of black tea you’d like to make. There’s a huge selection to choose from, but we suggest starting with a classic black tea:
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Getting The Water Right
If you’re using tap water, let it run cold briefly before filling the kettle. Tea needs oxygen to infuse properly, and tap water loses oxygen if it sits in the pipes for too long.
The All-Important Teapot
Generally, the best teapots are ceramic, as you can use them to brew any type of tea and they retain heat well. Cast iron is an option, too.