How do you make the perfect cup of tea?

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In Britain we drink a staggering 165 million cups of tea per day, or 60.2 billion a year, and apparently the average Briton makes their first cup of tea at seven and a half years old.

Making the perfect cup of tea is such a personal experience, and we all have our preferred brand of tea and possibly our favourite cup or mug. Some make it in a pot religiously, others brew in a mug.  Some add milk first, others don’t have milk at all.  With so many options on the market now when it comes to speciality tea and flavours there is something available for most discerning palates.

China tea pot, stainless steel tea pot, no tea pot, and then there’s the cup or mug option. Bone china, porcelain, with a saucer or without. Does the receptacle really make a difference to the taste?

Do you have a particular way to make your perfect cuppa? Do you have any quirky rituals? When it comes to your preference of drinking from a mug or using a cup and saucer, what is yours?

Do you prefer your tea from a cup & saucer or a mug?

325 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Cup & Saucer Mug

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AudreyAngela
11th Nov 2015
0
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Never drink tea...I like my coffee in a big mug!!!!
JohnHerb
17th Oct 2015
2
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Cup & Saucer-we are British after all!
JayneW2
16th Oct 2015
2
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A mug, the bigger the better.
DJSwaithe
16th Oct 2015
2
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I have a very large cup and saucer, I think the wife bought it from TKMAX. Mug for coffee though.
britmale
11th Oct 2015
0
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I hate tea bags, you can taste the bag! teapot and cup with saucer every time 🙂
LinG
10th Oct 2015
1
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Tea has to be in a China cup !
Athena
5th Oct 2015
1
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I drink herbal tea & make tea in a pot & use a cup at breakfast & the rest of the day it's a teabag in a mug with hot water poured over
Silver Belle
3rd Oct 2015
2
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Always use a tea pot and never a chunky mug.
barbserres
29th Sep 2015
5
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I like a mug as I can't be bothered with teapots and a teabag is just right for a mug. But, my mug has to be thin bone china. I can't stand chunky mugs for tea! Picky, or what?
snacky59
29th Sep 2015
3
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Leave the tea bag in the mug
QueenieGrey
28th Sep 2015
4
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Small mugs are like cups and saucers - not big enough. Large mugs are good.
Wilf
27th Sep 2015
3
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Mugs are a lot lot lot easier especially if you are in a hurry...but...I do agree that every once in a while its nice to have tea in a teacup and saucer and it does taste better funnily enough! One of my brothers who is very strange insists on always making tea in a teapot even if its just for 1 cup. If you put the tea into a mug and make it that way he gets very angry!...and insists that Brits always have and always should make tea in a teapot first to bring out the flavours...talk about eccentric!
Gemini_Jen
29th Sep 2015
2
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I agree with your brother, Wilf...though not to the point where I'd be angry....I don't sweat the small stuff 😉
AlisonH
27th Sep 2015
4
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I prefer a mug of tea as a cup & saucer is too small
QueenieGrey
28th Sep 2015
2
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I agree with Alison - coffee in a mug is best, but on the rare occasions I drink tea it's better in a cup and saucer, especially as I like tea quite weak and milky.
vee
27th Sep 2015
4
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When tea is drank from a china cup the flavour is far better. If you don't believe me ..try it
jc1
11th Oct 2015
0
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Yes my wife says that so I tried it she was right.
barbserres
29th Sep 2015
2
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I totally agree Vee.
Wilf
27th Sep 2015
3
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I agree vee but only once in a while as they are a bit too delicate

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