Just Because…

    What is the correct way to make a cup of tea?

    At LearnPlay Foundation the debate rages on about the correct way to make a cup of tea.

    The History

    This is a debate that’s been raging on for centuries, dating back to the days of the Han Dynasty Chinese where tea was first thought to have originated. It is said that Emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree with his servant when the wind blew leaves from the tree into a pot of boiling water. The servant nervously served the emperor this new concoction and is said to have created the drink we all know and love; Tea.

    Since then tea has played pivotal roles in history. From the creation Boston Tea Party in 1773 to starting the Chinese opium wars in 1830.

    As history evolves so does the way we make our beloved cup of tea.

    The Answer

    Tea in Britain is usually made differently than in China and other Eastern countries. Over 90% of tea consumed is black tea, often but not always with a small amount of milk and / or sugar added.

    Whilst Chinese history suggests that tea was originally consumed black, and therefore the milk would have had to be added afterwards, the office debate continues about the correct way to make tea.