The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116927   Message #2516265
Posted By: paula t
15-Dec-08 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Tea Question
Subject: RE: BS: Tea Question
Lizzie,
Your Dad and my Dad must have had the same teacher! My Dad taught me to brew a "decent cuppa" in exactly the same way - except we would never put the milk in first because we both like "Tea you can stand your spoon up in," with hardly any milk. Good old "Yorkshire Tea" the only concession my Dad ( a staunch Lancastrian) ever made to Yorkshire - apart from allowing me to marry a Yorkshireman!

To anyone contemplating using "almost boiling" water, try both ways -almost boiling and absolutely boiling (take the warmed teapot to the kettle)-You will notice that tea made with absolutely boiling water does not have that bitter edge.

Peregrina, you brought back some great memories - Betty's Fat Rascals and Yorkshire curd tarts! Other great accompaniments are Eccles cakes and hot buttered crumpets. I'm on my way to the kettle and toaster right now!