Like sandwiches and salads, a cup of tea always tastes better when someone else makes it for you. It’s like therapy-in-a-cup. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something about tea that forces you to spill the beans of your life in the same way you do when you’ve got your bum parked in a hairdresser’s chair. There’s something about those two things that make you offload your shit – and if your hairdresser offers you a cup of tea then look out, they’d better get ready to go deep. Way deep.
We’ve all got our own systems when it comes to making the perfect cuppa and some of us can get VERY protective about how our tea is made. It’s a ritual of sorts, one that many struggle to deviate from. I mean, do you double-bag? Milk first? It can be a very fine line between too little and too much soaking time. So confusing. Personally, I couldn’t give a crap how my tea is made, as long as someone else makes it for me.
Brooke and Monty are two such ladies who are pretty anal about their tea prep and when it comes to their very different styles, they both think they’re the masters of their heavily tea-stocked kingdoms.
To settle this once and for all, we’ve got a little bet going here at Show+Tell which may or may not have some serious coin riding on it. Tell us…who has the best method for the perfect cup of tea…Monty or Brooke?
Not convinced by these two? Here’s a rundown of the perfect cup of tea according to the very British, very tea-loving Stephen Twining from, you guessed it, Twinings.