I doubt even at DGSE can a good cup of English tea be found.
So, I felt it my duty to explain how to make it.
Firstly, the teapot needs to have been used and tea stained.
Seek out loose tea containing a blend of Assam, Kenyan, Sri lanker and Rwanda (BOP size) leaves.
Put fresh water into your kettle
When the water is hot (not boiled) pour some into the teapot.
A couple of seconds before the water boils empty the tea pot of water (the pot will by then be warm)
Add three tablespoons of tea.
As the water boils, with the pot next to the kettle.
Pour in the boiling water from a height of 12 inches.
Place the teapot on a wooden surface and cover with a cosy.
Switch off all external distractions, and preferable with the wife or g/f absent
Take out your fruit cake cut a slice
Select a bone china MUG
Add a small amount of cold fresh milk
Pour yourself a cup of tea eat the fruit cake and relax.
I find tea is best with either egg sausage and bacon, mcvitti biscuit or fruit cake
Don’t let a woman make tea – they don’t concentrate
Don’t add milk after – that’s rather Southern Irish and could lead to rebellion.