Tea is a staple hot drink served in Britain. It has become such an integral part of our culture that the traditional afternoon 'cuppa' is now a British institution, in fact it is difficult to imagine life without it! When it was first introduced in the 17th-century it was a luxury product that only the rich could afford but today, due to its popularity, it is widely available and affordable to all. Medical science has also recently discovered that tea has many health-giving properties.
There are many varieties of tea available but black teas are mainly drank in Britain such as Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon or a blend of these. Most English tea is served with milk but some can be taken without, such as Earl Grey and green teas.
Ingredients and Utensils
How to Make British Cup of Tea
Take care as hot tea can scold! so leave it to cool a while before drinking.
Either drink it on its own or serve with cake or biscuits. Never put cream in tea, either use milk or lemon, depending on the type of tea used.