Tea for two
These inscrutable orientals are above the Twinings shop in The Strand.
Tea, and the tea trade, has played a major part in shaping the world's history, so....
How to make a perfect cup of leaf tea.
Choose your tea - Assam is a strong tea with body, Ceylon is a little lighter - experiment! Empty the kettle and fill with fresh water (let the tap run a while). Boil, and use a little water to warm the pot. Pour out this water, and put in a teaspoon of tea for each person, an extra one "for the pot" AND (top tip coming here) a pinch of Earl Grey tea. Pour on the boiling water and let draw for a few minutes. Pour, add milk or lemon and sugar to taste. Enjoy!