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ATTENTION tea lovers, there is a day dedicated the nation’s favourite drink.
National Tea Day is the perfect excuse to put on a brew and savour its delights – and it’s TODAY.
When is National Tea Day?
The highlight of the year for tea lovers takes place on Friday April 21.
National Tea Day takes place every year and was founded by brew enthusiasts who wanted to create a platform to promote brands for taste and ethical practises.
Last year #Nationalteaday was one of the top hashtags on Twitter on April 21 with a number of celebrities getting in on the action.
How do you make the perfect cup of tea?
Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to making the perfect cuppa, but this is a good place to start:
- Draw a kettle using freshly drawn cold water which enhances the brightness in the cup
- Be careful to not over boil the water (note: black tea brews best at boiling point)
- Pop a tea bag or tea leaves in your mug and pour the hot water on top (if using tea leaves add two grams of tea leaves for 100ml of water in a strainer or infuser)
- Stir briefly and then leave the bag in the mug
- Allow the teabag to brew for two and a half to three minutes to make sure the flavour fully develops (for black tea allow five minutes)
- Gently squeeze the bag once against the edge of the mug and then remove (if using tea leaves remove the strainer)
- Enjoy with milk, sugar, lemon or served black depending on your preference
Ever wondered how to make the perfect cup of tea?
Should you microwave your tea?
One expert gave his opinion that people should microwave their tea and it has been making people boil with rage.
Scientist Dr Quan Vuong, from the University of Newcastle, Australia, insists that blasting your cuppa for 30 seconds after adding hot water from the kettle produced a “healthier” and tastier drink.
He published his study in 2012, but the paper has come back into the public spotlight after David Tennant’s “dodgy” microwaving technique in Broadchurch.
Broadchurch fans brewing after David Tennant’s character DI Alec Hardy made tea in microwave
Does the milk go in first or second in a cup of tea?
This age-old debate has long divided tea lovers, and Twinnings released the answer.
They said on their website: “Historically, the ‘milk in first’ rule was to protect the fine bone china it was served in – it’s a very individual thing.”
So there you have it, which side are you on?