Get Ready for St. Patricks Day: Lyons Tea Tells How to Make Perfect Cup

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Lyons Master Tea Taster offers these tips on making the perfect cup of tea.   When trying these tips, it is best to use Lyons Gold Tea.

  1. Run your fresh water tap for about 15 seconds before you fill a kettle.
  2. Ensure the kettle is empty
  3. Fill kettle with freshly drawn tap water which will be full of oxygen to help the flavor develop.
  4. If using a teapot then heat it before using.
  5. Bring the kettle to the boil and pour straight onto the tea bags in pot or mugs.
  6. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes to brew then stir. If you like very strong tea then up to 5 minutes is about the max.
  7. If serving from a teapot, add the milk first as the flavor will be preferable. If brewing in a mug, the milk has to be added last and stir to help the taste.
  8. Do not drink the tea too hot as this will impair your taste buds – you may even scald your tongue
  9. Use fresh milk – long life or UHT milk will ruin the taste.

This information is courtesy of Ireland.com. You can read more here.

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