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How to Make a Perfect Cup of Tea?

May 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 216

Tea has always played a crucial role in the mornings and evenings with or without refreshments. Green or black, milk or ginseng - tea has certain inherent qualities which can energize you quite instantly. Well, I believe a perfect cup of is possible only if ingredients are used in adequate proportion. Tea leaves, milk, sugar or spices- every single ingredient is used according to requirements. Since my childhood, I have been drinking a tumbler full of this brown beverage. While staying in a cold environment, it gave a lot of warmth.

I would like to present the procedure actually followed in my place for the preparation. As my uncle worked in one of the famous gardens of Assam- India, he often recollected and shared his views about how the Englishmen and women discussed about the method of making good tea. A beverage which could give you total satisfaction at any hour of the day should be made using the correct method.

Boil a cup of water. Once the water starts boiling, add a teaspoon of tea leaves. Close the lid instantly after switching off the burner. Keep it closed for half a minute. This is important for leaves to leave its color and aroma in entirety. Remove the lid and add sugar. At least two teaspoons of sugar would sweeten the beverage. Since milk tea is quite popularly drunk throughout the world,it is best to add few drops of milk for taste. I have used the words "few drops" because the beverage would retain its originality in case little milk is added to it. I don't advise on re-boiling. The milk should be warm before pouring in the container. Take a strainer and remove the liquid to a cup. Take a deep breath followed by a sip to savor the real taste.

People who have a complete and thorough knowledge about the ingredients would make sure everything is added perfectly. In a country like India, people prefer to add spices to give a tangy and spicy appeal to beverage. A tinge of powdered spices is added just after adding leaves to the water. Spices like cloves, dry ginger, basil leaves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon are crushed in a grinder and used afterwards.

In many villages, people prefer to add raw ginger, mint and basil leaves in boiling water. This method is deemed to carry health benefits for throat and other body parts. It is important to drink the beverage when it's warm else might lose its benefits. It is best to avoid re-heating. For a perfect cup of tea, it is important to serve in the best cup with a tinge of love and affection added to it.

Neerja Mehta is a freelance food writer and contributes articles on various websites. Read blog posts on

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