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Tea-ing off

How you keep, brew and drink one of the world's most popular beverages is important, says expert Lucy Chappell — here are a few tips to get you started

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Our nation is used to the idea of tea packaged in tackily labelled plastic bottles — the taste of tea itself is ambiguous, but sugar abundant. Of course, something as universal as tea is enjoyed in various ways around the world, but our thoughts don’t stray far from the British when we think of the classic drink. 

Adding a shot of cognac or whiskey to a pot of tea can make the drinker warmer.

Brits originally began to drink tea with milk to prevent their cups cracking from the heat of the liquid. Eventually, it became a favoured option, with milk also emerging as a masquerading element when the tea was stringent and too strong after using the same leaves too many times. Different regions in the United Kingdom, however, have their preferred ways of drinking tea — even if plain, without anything added, is considered to most eminently showcase the drink’s aromas and blend.

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