– 1 c. water per person
– 1 tsp. of loose black tea for each person and 1 for the pot (or 1 tea bag for each person and 1 for the pot)*
Fill a kettle with cold water. Bring water to boil.
Meanwhile, warm the teapot by filling it with hot tap water.
When water in the kettle boils, empty the tap water from the teapot. Put in tea by teaspoonful or bag.
Fill the teapot with boiling water from the kettle. Be careful not to splash yourself! 5. Allow tea to steep for about 3 minutes. Stir and serve. If using loose tea, pour through a strainer into cups.
* Young tea drinkers may prefer tea weakened with extra milk. Hot cocoa, hot apple cider, or warm milk with honey and vanilla are good teatime beverages as well
Food: English Tea