9 comments for “The secret of teamaking

  1. Penseivat
    November 13, 2019 at 11:16

    Fascinating! Not one glottal stop or Estuary English accent heard. Not even a regional accent. Those were the days of informative films.
    Now to the important question – milk first or tea first?
    Whether it is an urban myth or not, I was told that, many years ago, only the wealthy could afford china cups which would not crack when hot water was poured into them and these people added the milk to the tea. The less well off had clay or pot cups or mugs which would crack from boiling water, so the milk was poured first.
    Any tea experts out there who can confirm this?

    • November 13, 2019 at 13:23

      Shall accept your wisdom without question.

    • Wolfie
      November 13, 2019 at 20:54

      ‘Tis true.

      Chai is boiled like buggery until it’s strong enough to revive a dead horse, milk and spice added so you don’t vomit.

      • November 13, 2019 at 21:16

        Just about to brew one I was.

        • Andy5759
          November 14, 2019 at 00:00

          If you feel like a dead horse, better get the kettle on.

  2. Andy5759
    November 13, 2019 at 15:12

    Tea bags don’t work well if the milk goes in before the boiling water, apart from cooling the water the fats clog the little perforations. Tea made proper like, in a pot can come out stronger or weaker than expected, so milk in after pouring. Simples!

  3. Toodles
    November 14, 2019 at 22:55

    Not one lazy Southern slur, y’all. Not one mention on how to prepare semi-sweet ice tea!

    How come, I wonda! No, do not ansa’ thaaat, puhleeeeeease!

    • November 15, 2019 at 17:37

      We’re waiting for the instructions.

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