Tea and teapots: A Refresher Course
I spotted this video from 1941 which I thought was so comforting and nostalgic (even though I wasn’t around at the time – so I don’t quite know how the nostalgic bit quite works…) Though I have lots of teapots, I still make tea with the teabag in the cup. So it’s time for a refresher course, I think. Tea making has always been such a ritual. The warming of the pot, the boiling water, infusion, the pouring etc, Then theres the argument about the milk: does it go in first or after the tea has been poured? i’ve been brought up to put it in after the pouring. There’s something cheering about a kettle boiling, especially when it whistles. I don’t mind the smell of coffee, but when I do have a cup, I have to follow it with a cup of tea!