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English Tea

Ingredients List of English Tea

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Quantity Units Ingredients
1.00 tbsp BRITISH TEA
0.50 cup WATER
0.50 cup MILK
1.00 tbsp SUGAR

English Tea Tags: National Traditional

passtimechef Date: July 11, 2018
Type: Flavoured Milk

Prep Time

10Mins

Servings

2servings


Introduction of English Tea


ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH TEA

Since the eighteenth century, the United Kingdom has been one of the world’s greatest tea consumers, with an average annual per capita tea supply of 1.9 kg (4.18 lbs). The British Empire was instrumental in spreading tea from China to India; British interests controlled tea production in the subcontinent. Tea, which was an upper-class drink in continental Europe, became the infusion of every social class in Great Britain throughout the course of the eighteenth century and has remained so. Tea is a prominent feature of British culture and society.

In both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the drinking of tea is so varied that it is quite hard to generalise. While it is usually served with milk, it is not uncommon to drink it black or with lemon, with sugar being a popular addition to any of the above. Strong tea, served in a mug with milk and sugar, is a popular combination known as builder’s tea.

MORE ABOUT THE ENGLISH TEA

British workers by law, have the right to a minimum of a twenty-minute break in a shift of six hours; government guidelines describe this as “a tea or lunch break”. More informally, this is known as elevenses, i.e. a couple of hours before the midday meal, traditionally served at 11 am.

Builder’s tea in a mug is typical of a quick tea break in the working day. Tea is not only the name of the beverage but also of a light meal. Tea in England is not a mere beverage, it is a way of life. It is a religion. And it is a tradition. It is often accompanied by some of the best tasting cakes and breads.

Try this authentic and exquisite recipe of the original English tea!

Preparation Steps of English Tea


  1. Pick you authentic British tea leaves.
  2. Boil half a cup of water.
  3. Get your tea (or tea bags) into the serving mug (or cup).
  4. Pour in the boiling water.
  5. Add in sugar as per your requirement and preference. This ingredient is completely optional.
  6. Rest your tea or tea bag in the hot water for over 5 minutes.
  7. Remove your tea bag.
  8. Add milk to the cup. Some may prefer to fill the entire cup with milk while some prefer to add only a few spoons. But the English way is to half 1 part water and 1 part milk. Which means you should fill the cup with milk.
  9. Serve with a spoon to stir the sugar. Serve HOT!

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