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The perfect cup of tea - how do you make yours?

Date:03-05-2014 07:58:03 read:0
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The perfect cup of tea - how do you make yours?

A new gadget is promising the 'perfect cup of tea' for a hefty £7,700. But what is the correct way to make one? Tell us your method to making the perfect cuppa and help us reach a definitive answer.

Some people swear by using a teapot, others make it in a mug Photo: PA

Tea making - it's an inherently British pursuit but there are endless variations from the moment you start boiling the kettle.

Some people swear by using a teapot, others make it in a mug. Some people like a milky brew, others like it so strong you can practically stand a biscuit up in it.

There are endless variations from the moment you start boiling the kettle (ALAMY)

One old colleague of mine used to put the milk into the cup first, followed by boiling water, and then he'd take the hot, watery milk concoction to his desk where he finally introduced the teabag.

And that's before we've even got onto the subject of sugar.

It's a topic of such national importance that even George Orwell was compelled to write a short essay on the subject (among his specifications: loose leaf tea, a warmed pot and never, ever sugar). Meanwhile, a new gadget promising the "perfect cup of tea" could be on sale later this year, with a hefty price tag of £7,700

So help us close the book on it once and for all - complete our survey and help us reach a conclusion on how to make a truly perfect cup of tea.

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