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Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman's ‘SEVEN!’ top tips for perfect cup of tea – do you agree?
3:49pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has given us his ‘SEVEN!’ top tips on making the perfect cup of tea – but do you agree?
Earlier this week one of the subjects of our new Burning Questions feature was how to brew the best cuppa.
We put the question to Len when we had a chat with him about his new book.
Len told us he knows how to make the perfect cup of tea so here’s his method:
- “First you can’t use a teabag.”
- “You have got to boil your kettle, make sure it is actually boiling.”
- “You have got to warm your pot, stick in your loose tea, stick in your boiling hot water.”
- “My nan always used to give it a stir, so give it a bit of a stir for however long you want it.
- “Three minutes my nan used to leave it but if you want a real strong cup you can leave it longer.”
- “Put the milk in first. I don’t know, this is only my surmising, but I think that comes from the fact the cups were prone to cracking if you put boiling water straight into a cold cup.”
- “So in goes the milk, in goes the tea – with a strainer.”
Other people have given us a few different versions of making the best brew.
On our website molsey said: “After pouring boiling water, cup or pot, leave to brew for five minutes.
“Don't put milk in cup first because it cools the boiling water immediately.”
While Irwin said: “Milk, tea bag then boiling water.”
Ciaran Logue told us on Twitter the mnilk definitely doesn’t go in first: “Teabag first. Then water, just before boiling point. 3-5 mins. Then a splash of milk. Done.
“I like tea V strong which I think is easier with water first.”
Do you have a way of making tea which you’re adamant is the right way? Tell us about it in the comments below.
Our Burning Questions feature aims to settle some of life’s perennial arguments and answer some of its little mysteries with readers’ collective knowledge.
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