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Monday, November 17, 2008

Tea Making Tips c.1941


Welcome to the world of a national obsession. This is a captivating 10-minute film clip (c. 1941)from the BFI National Archive about producing tea en masse for the troops and bombing victims during wartime England . Included are 6 tips for making proper tea:

1. Always use a good quality tea.
2. Always use freshly drawn water.
3. Remember to warm the teapot or urn.
4. Measure the right quantity of tea for the amount of water in the pot.
5 The water must reach boiling point; pot-to-the-kettle, not kettle-to-the-pot.
6. Let the tea brew for 5-10 minutes before serving.

"Let every cup you make be a cup that cheers."

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