Around the world with Adagio Teas (WIN £75 of tea & teaware!)

How do you like your tea? I like mine with a little bit of milk and one sugar, and I always leave the bag to brew for a few minutes before adding the milk. I tend to stick to tea bags as opposed to loose leaf tea and I’m not really fussy about which brand of tea I drink, although I am partial to Tetley’s and PG Tips – Twinings, if it’s on offer!

Loose leaf tea

My tea-drinking habits were transformed recently, when Adagio Teas sent me a selection of teas to try out at home. Specialising in premium loose leaf tea, this online brand stocks just about every variety of tea you could ever wish for, from full leaf black teas and herbal teas, to green tea, white tea, oolong tea, chai tea, iced tea and more. If you’re not keen on loose leaf tea, you can opt for pyramid tea bags instead.

Although I’ve never brewed loose leaf tea myself at home before, Adagio Tea’s paper filters and teapot with infuser made the whole process really quick and easy. I also loved Adagio Tea’s portable tea infuser, activiTEA (£18), which meant I could enjoy my cuppa on the go.

Adagio Teas loose leaf tea infuser

My favourite mug has now been cast aside in favour of this glass teacup and saucer (£8).

Brewed tea in a glass cup and saucer

World teas

What sets Adagio Teas apart from other loose leaf tea brands is that its hand-picked teas are sourced directly from origin. With teas from a number of different countries and regions, you can drink tea from all corners of the world without stepping foot outside your front door!

All the teas I tried had a bold, distinctive taste but I especially loved the tropical teas, which reminded me of being in the Caribbean. These sampler boxes cost between £6 to £16 and contain four sealed pouches of different flavoured teas, each filled with enough tea to make ten cups.

Adagio Teas' range of world loose leaf teas

I was particularly excited to get my hands on some authentic Japanese matcha powders flavoured with chocolate, peach and cinnamon apple. These tins are priced at £19 or 57g, which works out at just over 75p per cup. Those little red cups are £7 per pair.

Three pots of matcha flavoured tea, with cups

I’m now hoping to get my hands on a traditional Japanese bamboo whisk and sifter so I can have a go at making my own matcha tea, and I’m also looking forward to experimenting with it in baking – I’ve spotted an amazing matcha cake recipe which I can’t wait to try out!

Green matcha tea powder from Adagio Teas

There’s even a loose leaf tea range based on popular fandoms, like Dr. Who, Game of Thrones and Sherlock Holmes (£9 for 85g, or £19 for a sample set of six 14g tins).

Festive teas

Meanwhile, the festive tea gift sets would be the perfect Christmas present for any tea lover, featuring mouthwatering blends like chestnut tea, candy apple tea and gingerbread tea. These are available as either loose leaf teas or bags and they come in a range of sizes, priced from £12 to £20 per set.

Adagio Teas' range of festive loose leaf teas

The festive red PersonaliTEA ceramic teapot (£12) and set of four  porcelain cups (£22) would go really well with the festive gift sets as a Christmas present for a tea enthusiast.

Red teapot and cups


Thanks to Adagio Teas, one lucky reader has the chance to WIN this festive red teapot and four porcelain red cups, along with one Holiday Cheer Teabag set (30 teabags, RRP £14), 1 Spice Jubilee Set (three 113g tins, RRP £20), 1 Christmas Teas Sampler (four 10g pouches, RRP £7) and a variety of seasonal tea samples. That’s £75 worth of tea and teaware! Imagine sipping on these seasonal brews as you unwrap your Christmas presents and catch up on your favourite TV programmes! To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post.

To find out more about these delicious loose leaf teas or to place an order, please visit Adagio Teas’ website.

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Around the world with Adagio Teas
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  1. November 30, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    I don’t have a tea pot so I don’t actually make the perfect cup of tea because to me loose leaf tea made in a tea pot is the best cup of tea.

    • November 30, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      It does make a lovely cup of tea, that’s for sure!

  2. Tony Metcalfe
    November 30, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Always warm your teapot before making the tea.

    • November 30, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Good idea! I wouldn’t have thought of that myself.

    • Dean Boyle
      December 13, 2017 / 2:21 pm

      Most people like there tea different make sure you know so it raster to make

      • December 14, 2017 / 6:34 pm

        That’s always worth considering.

  3. November 30, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I just use a mug, I put water over the tea bag and then a little bit of milk

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      I like it – nice and simple! 🙂

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      I do that too, sometimes 🙂

  4. November 30, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    These tea sound lovely and would make a great present for a tea lover.

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      I know a few people who would appreciate some of this tea for Christmas 🙂

  5. Hannah
    November 30, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I love a cup of tea, so will definitely be checking these out

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Good luck if you decide to enter.

  6. Ashleigh Allan
    November 30, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Using a tea pot

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      It always tastes nicer out of a teapot, doesn’t it?!

  7. November 30, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I’m not a tea drinker, or a coffee drinker for that matter, so I am clueless about tea to be honest! These look great for tea lovers though!

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      I am a coffee addict! I couldn’t live without caffeine. I do like a cup of tea now and then though and I’ve been drinking it lots since trying out these teas.

  8. Sarah Mackay
    November 30, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Let the teabag stew for a couple of minutes

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      I always like to do that. Sometimes I add the milk before, too!

  9. Solange
    December 1, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Add boiling water to a tea bag in a mug and leave for two minutes, then remove the bag and add the milk and leave for six minutes until it reaches optimal temperature.

    • December 1, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      That sounds similar to my method, although I always have one teaspoon of sugar too.

  10. December 1, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I do think loose leaf tea tastes so different and so much fresher than bagged tea x

    • December 1, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      The taste was really defined; I’ve started drinking loose leaf tea lots now 🙂

  11. Dannii
    December 1, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    So much great tea here. The peach matcha sound amazing and I want to try that.

    • December 1, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      I’ve never had matcha before! I need to get one of those bamboo whisks so I can try it out.

  12. December 1, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Warm your cup first -leave the year to infuse for at least a minute
    Voila perfect cuppa

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      That’s a good tip, I wouldn’t have thought of that.

  13. kirstyralph11
    December 1, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I really love the sound of the honey bush flavour. I do love a good of tea there is something so calming when your stressed and having a good mug of tea!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      I’ve really got into tea since trying out these ones 🙂

  14. December 1, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    My top tip is loose tea every time!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      It really is much more flavoursome than teabags!

  15. December 1, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    I tried out their iced tea range this summer and loved it – so easy to make and it tasted fab too. Awesome giveaway!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Glad to hear you liked it! I haven’t tried their iced teas, but I imagine they are lovely to drink in the summer 🙂

  16. sam macaree
    December 1, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    get someone else to do it – i’m useless!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Haha, whenever I offer my mum a coffee she says no, she would rather do it herself!

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Haha, for some reason it always tastes better for me when someone else makes it.

  17. December 1, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I love loose leaf teas so you had me at hello. Did you know tea tastes even better in a china cup? With loose leaf teas you don’t need sugar or milk in most cases because of the natural delicate flavour…mmm

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      That’s true, I only really take milk and sugar in a regular cup of tea!

  18. December 1, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    For me it is making sure the water is not too hot and doesn’t scald the tea and always adding the milk after the tea is brewed. Mich x

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      I’ve heard the water can burn the tea if it’s too hot too, but I didn’t know if it was true or not.

  19. December 1, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Don’t use a plastic or metal cup. Use porcelain instead x

    • December 1, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      The porcelain cups you can win in my giveaway would be perfect!

  20. December 2, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I love drinking tea especially the matcha one, it’s delicious.There are a lot of amazing tea of there, I’d love to try them.

    • December 2, 2017 / 12:40 pm

      Do you have any tips on making matcha? I need to get a little bamboo whisk I think

  21. December 2, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I am a huge tea lover! What a fab giveaway, I would definitely love to give the gingerbread tea a try 🙂

    • December 2, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      That one is ideal for these winter months!

  22. clair downham
    December 2, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    not too much milk and dont brew it too long as it will end up stewed

    • December 2, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      I know what you mean, I don’t like my tea when it’s too strong.

  23. Lucy
    December 2, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    I’m useless at it so no one ever lets me make it so think I could do with the tips 😉

    • December 2, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Haha, I know the feeling 😀

  24. December 2, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Treat your water kindly. Run the tap a little so the water’s nicely aerated, and only boil it once to keep the oxygen level up. …
    Add tea and water. Pop a tea bag into your mug, pour over the hot water and stir briefly.
    Wait patiently. …
    Give it a squeeze. …
    Customise your brew.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Ooh, loving the step by step instructions Hannah 🙂 You can make me a cuppa anytime!

    December 2, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Patience, let the tea brew don’t be in a rush allow the flavour to develop!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:55 pm

      Patience sure does make for a tea-rific cuppa! 😉

  26. Amanda Tanner
    December 2, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I leave my tea bag in my cup whilst drinking it as it keeps the flavour really strong.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      I do that sometimes too!

  27. December 3, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I’ve had Adagio teas before. They really are beyond amazing!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      They are delicious, aren’t they?!

  28. Hali Kinson
    December 3, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Llots of milk. Love a milky tea!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Ooh, I’m the opposite – I like my tea fairly strong!

  29. Beth
    December 3, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Lovely unique gift

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      It will be a lovely surprise for someone, just in time for Christmas too!

  30. Rhia
    December 3, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Always warm the pot first, and use good-quality tea!
    Leave it to brew, but not strew.
    Also…. I always add a knitted tea cosy to the pot, it just adds to the cosiness somehow!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      ‘Brew, but not stew’ – I like it! 😀

  31. C Whitlow
    December 3, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    NEVER trust anyone who puts the milk in first. NEVER! x

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      Hahaha, I’ve been known to do it myself on occasion…oops!

  32. Jim M
    December 3, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Always use fresh water – avoid boiling the same water in the kettle

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:40 pm

      That is a great idea

  33. stuart hargreaves
    December 3, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    milk in last stir well

  34. Fozia
    December 3, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Wash your cup with hot water

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Oh yes, nothing worse than a dirty cup to begin with.

  35. Lynne Manton
    December 3, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    A perfect cup of tea is one that is made to suit the taste of the individual who is going to drink it

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Each to their own 🙂

  36. Rebecca Brown
    December 3, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Use loose tea in a teapot and don’t over steep the leaves!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Tea always tastes better out of a teapot!

  37. Joanna Davis
    December 3, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I would love to try the flavored matcha tea. I have the full set for making matcha, with the bamboo wish and little spoon so I am already prepared for it. I like the sound of the festive teas as well, I bet they are delicious!

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      You definitely sound prepared 🙂 Where did you get your kit from?

  38. helen tovell
    December 3, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    I leave the teabag in for three minutes and that is what works for me

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      I always give it at least a couple of minutes, too.

  39. Fiona K
    December 3, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Stir well then leave to infuse for 2 minutes

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      I always like to leave it to brew for a bit too!

  40. MM
    December 3, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I dont tend to try and create a perfect cuppa. For me, its quantity over quality! But fresh water in the kettle definitely helps.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Fresh water is a must!

  41. Claire Glace
    December 3, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    My gran taught me to always warm the pot first !

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      A few people have suggested that; it does seem like a wise idea.

  42. Barbara Knight
    December 3, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    My top tip is just to buy the best quality tea you can, it makes such a difference and in the grand scheme of things is still an affordable treat.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      You can certainly taste the difference with quality tea!

  43. Helen Adams
    December 3, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Use loose leaf tea and be patient

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Patience certainly pays off when it comes to brewing tea.

  44. Helen Swales
    December 3, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    My best tip and something I’ve just learned is always use freshly boiled water, it makes a huge difference. When you boil the kettle and make a brew, empty the kettle and refill with fresh tap water, when you just top up the water in the kettle it makes a difference to the taste of the tea.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      I always do this! I hate the idea of re-boiling water.

  45. Sarah Rees
    December 3, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    For me its leaving it cool a bit after its made, I hate tea that’s so hot its uncomfortable to drink

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      I agree, there’s nothing worse than burning your tongue on a hot drink!

  46. Jennifer Gardner
    December 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Keep it simple. Mug + tea bag + hot water ??

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Sounds like Adagio Tea’s pyramid bags would be perfect for you 🙂

  47. Laura Jeffs
    December 3, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I’m afraid I do not have any special tip, but I do brew my tea for three to five minutes to allow the flavour to develop best.

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      That is a great tip!

  48. Amy Pest
    December 3, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    add sugar it makes the best cup of tea

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      I always take sugar in my tea too, but I am trying to cut down.

  49. Dean T
    December 3, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I use instant tea, just add water to QT and some sugar. It aint so bad but I cannot imagine it is the best cuppa going

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      I tend to stick to instant teabags too, but I was surprised at how much tastier loose leaf tea is. I think you’d get on well with Adagio Tea’s pyramid ea bags!

  50. Marycarol
    December 3, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    My husband loves his green tea and he says it is definitely better made in a teapot using loose tea x

    • December 4, 2017 / 4:02 pm

      I definitely think loose leaf tea has more flavour.

  51. Rebecca h
    December 3, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I have to let it steep in the hot water for atleast 5 mins, it works especially well with fruity teas

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      That does help to bring the flavour out, doesn’t it?

  52. December 3, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    in the winter i swill my cup with hot water first to warm the cup up, so my cuppa doesnt go cold too quick

  53. karen s
    December 3, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I have a kettle where you can select different temperatures as you do need lower temperatures for green and white tea 🙂

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Oh wow, that sounds like a great kettle. I didn’t know you needed different temperatures for different kinds of tea.

  54. December 3, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I need to get more experimental with tea, the gingerbread flavour looks amazing x

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      I loved that one, it’s so Christmassy!

  55. December 3, 2017 / 11:21 pm

    Oh my gosh!! I NEED this! My top tip is to make sure that the water is the right temperature for the kind of tea that you’re brewing

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      How do you know what the best temperature to use would be? 🙂

  56. Jenni
    December 3, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    I love a good cup of tea, my Grandparents taught me to warm the tea pot of cup up with hot water before using it to drink x

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      That’s a great tip!

  57. Janie-Fleur Matcham
    December 4, 2017 / 1:02 am

    use a tea pot a lose tea one postseason for each person and one for the pot use boiling water and allow the tea to brew

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Loose tea has a lovely flavour!

  58. December 4, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Oh I love leaf teas and trying all new teas! My Dad’s partner will always bring me some teas home with her from her travels!

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Lucky you 🙂 I stayed at a hotel in Abergavenny, Wales last night and they gave me a lovely selection of teas to sample at home.

  59. Phil Darling
    December 4, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Don’t use boiling water – wait a minute for a more mellow brew

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      I’ve heard this is wise! Apparently it can burn the tea if the water is too hot.

  60. Sam Goodwin
    December 4, 2017 / 11:49 am

    If you’re going to make tea properly, research optimum water temperature, get a kettle that offers multiple temperatures, and stick to the advised brewing times, Perfect tea = science!

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      I would love to discover what the perfectly brewed cup of tea tastes like; probably nothing like the ones I make, haha!

  61. M E L I S S A ? (@fruity_flamingo)
    December 4, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Have a large mug and add a drizzle of honey

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Ooh, I’ve never tried tea with honey. I’ll give it a go sometime

  62. Lisa Williams
    December 4, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Let it steep, I am always too eager to drink it that I never let it infuse for long enough haha 🙂

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      I know how you feel!

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      I liked this too, being a food-travel blogger I always like to know where my food and drink comes from.

  63. December 4, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I dont really drink tea.I dont know i just dont like the taste of it. But i will share this to my husband. Thanks!

    • December 4, 2017 / 3:37 pm

      Hope he enjoys it and good luck to him if he decides to enter the giveaway!

  64. Sara Friend
    December 4, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Get my husband to make it 😀

    • December 5, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      It’s always nicer when someone else makes it! 😀

  65. December 4, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I have to admit I love a good cup of tea, but I normally stick to breakfast tea, I am trying to be more adventurous though with different blends.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:59 pm

      I’m the same. I didn’t expect to get as into these loose leaf teas as I have, but I have surprised myself 🙂

  66. Lisa Wilkinson
    December 4, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I like loose tea in a glass kettle ad let it mash for a few minutes

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      I love glass teaware too <3

  67. June Lord
    December 5, 2017 / 11:41 am

    The best tea is when I make it with tea leaves and leave it in the pot to brew. If you must make it with teabags, make sure you leave it in for a few minutes rather than trying to squeeze the bags. If making white tea, don’t use boiling water. The leaves are more delicate and if you do, you’ll singe them giving it a bitter flavour. Let it boil and then leave it for a minute or so before pouring.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      I always try to leave it a minute or two before pouring, too – otherwise I get tempted to drink it straight away, and then I end up burning my tongue.

  68. lorraine kirk
    December 5, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    My best cups of tea are always in a bone china mug

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      A few people have said that. My mum has a few bone china mugs.

  69. Cherry Edwards
    December 5, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Use a tea pot and loose leaf tea. Warm the pot with hot water then add one tea spoon of tea for each person and one for the pot. Leave to brew for about two minutes. Use bone china cups or mugs to serve the tea. Milk in first.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      That is making me drool! You can make me a cup of tea any time you like 😀

  70. amy bondoc
    December 5, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    i pop tea leaves into the pot that ou drop into the water, leave it for about 5 mins 🙂

    • December 6, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      I’m really into loose leaf tea at the moment.

  71. Valerie Seal
    December 5, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    i’m not fussy – hot and wet

    • December 6, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Haha, nice and simple Valerie!

  72. Jules Eley
    December 5, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    tea bag in first, hot water…. followed with milk or in my case soya milk then add sugar and a good stir… and drink = amazing!

    • December 6, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Come and make me a cuppa, Jules 🙂

  73. Jade Hewlett
    December 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I don’t even know how to make the perfect cup of tea, I can never make mine taste as good as everyone else’s! ?

    • December 6, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      I have the same issue – my mother often refuses cups of tea from me!

  74. Gillian Holmes
    December 6, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Mostly I drink herbal teas so they tend to be okay even if they get cold.

    • December 7, 2017 / 10:52 am

      I’ve really got into herbal teas after trying out this range.

  75. Violet Phillippo
    December 7, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Ask people how they like their tea before you make it.

    • December 7, 2017 / 10:50 am

      That’s always wise to get off to a good start!

  76. Sarah Ann
    December 7, 2017 / 3:41 am

    For me, it’s all about letting the tea brew in a teapot first!

    • December 7, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Just using a teapot can make a huge difference, it seems to make tea taste SO much nicer!

  77. kim plant
    December 7, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    squirty cream on top xx

    • December 9, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Oooh that sounds like an absolute treat Kim!

  78. Donna S
    December 8, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Be patient, let it stew for a few minutes.

    • December 9, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Patience is key to a good cup of tea!

  79. Louise Reeks
    December 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    warm the teapot first and leave to brew for few minutes.perfect strong tea

    • December 9, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      I could do with a nice strong cup of tea right now!

  80. lynn neal
    December 9, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Leave to stew for a couple of minutes for a lovely tasty cup of tea!

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Come and make me a cuppa if you like, Lynn 🙂

  81. December 11, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Milk first and ask how people want it strength wise

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I sometimes put the milk in first, but I find I do have to leave it to brew for much longer then.

  82. Carole Nott
    December 11, 2017 / 10:04 am

    leave the tea to infuse for a good time

    • December 11, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Always a good idea 🙂

  83. Hafsah
    December 11, 2017 / 11:52 am

    For me, the tea isn’t perfect if it’s not HOT, and I mean very hot. So what I do, is pre warm the mugs using boiled kettle water, then I tip the water out once the mugs have warmed up and then I make the tea. 🙂

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      I’ll have to try that out!

  84. Sharon Lou Johnson
    December 11, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    oh heck as long as its nice and hot with plenty off sugar and white, its the best tea ever x

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      I always let mine cool down for a bit first, but I know some people who like to drink their tea piping hot.

  85. Ryan Painter
    December 11, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Leave the teabag in for at least a couple of minutes, nothing worse than a weak cup of tea.

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Very true. I hate a weak cup of tea!

  86. Chanette Kennedy
    December 11, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I stir the tea the entire time to avoid that weird ‘skin’ type of thing forming on top.

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Now that is commitment!

  87. Jenn Gillies
    December 11, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I was raised in the US, so have still not mastered the art of the perfect tea, but I sure try!!

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Hehe, we do like our tea, us Brits.

  88. Fay Burman
    December 12, 2017 / 7:19 am

    Using a warm teapot, leaving the tea for a while to get all the flavour and then a bit of milk always in last 🙂

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      I must try out the warm teapot tip!

  89. Ian monck
    December 12, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Looks very good to me

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      The tea is such good quality. I’ve really cut down on my coffee now 🙂

    December 12, 2017 / 11:17 am

    My tip is get your mum to make it for you, my mum makes the best cuppa. I have even been known to get her to make me a flask so I can have a cracking cup of her tea at my own home!

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Haha that is a good tip. I would agree with you on that one, I do love my Mum’s cuppas.

  91. Laura Cooper
    December 12, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Filtered water and try out different brewing times to see what works for you.

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Ooh, never tried filtered water – I’ll have to give that a go!

  92. Rich Tyler
    December 12, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Leave teabag in as long as you can, milk, 2 sugars, bosh!

    • December 12, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      I usually have one sugar, but I am trying to cut down.

  93. leanne weir
    December 12, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Milk in first and then hot water, then sweetener, then tea bag

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      I use sweetener in my coffee but I can’t take it in my tea, the taste just doesn’t agree with me for some reason.

  94. Sara Lock
    December 13, 2017 / 12:02 am

    love loose tea such flavour
    count me in please xx

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:11 pm

      It is delicious 🙂 Good luck Sara!

  95. robyn297
    December 13, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Usually in our house, its turn kettle on, run after toddler. Return to kettle 10 minutes later and reboil the kettle. Place teabag in mug pour over boiling water, go and rescue the cat from the arms of the toddler. Remove tea bag, reheat in the microwave as it got cold whilst I consoled said toddler. Find the tea in the microwave several hours later. Put the toddler to bed, boil water, add to mug with tea bag, take deep breaths and appreciate the sound of silence, remove tea bag, add water. At that stage of the evening, I’m not fussy about my tea, its just a bonus its hot!

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Haha, I know the feeling. I’m often too busy working to spend too long on making the perfect brew.

  96. jennifer jackson
    December 13, 2017 / 12:07 am

    always use china

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Good tip Jennifer!

  97. Caroline Blaza
    December 13, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Tea made in a teapot for some reason always take best x

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      I agree. I’m not sure what it is, but it tastes so much better.

  98. Alexandra A
    December 13, 2017 / 2:12 am

    My tip is to not pour too much water in, and to use whole milk to make it nice and creamy 😀

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Whole milk definitely makes for a creamier cuppa!

  99. jamie Millard
    December 13, 2017 / 3:28 am

    Water has to be almost at boiling point. 2 minute brew. Definitely milk in last, and just a splash. Don’t squeeze the teabag.

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Ooh, I always give the teabag a little squeeze – I’ll try missing this out and see if I can taste the difference 🙂

  100. Jade Leigh
    December 13, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Warming the teapot before making tea! x

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      That’s an excellent idea!

  101. Karen Howden
    December 13, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Use a tea pot and real tea leaves, warm pot before filling with water

    • December 13, 2017 / 12:18 pm

      Real tea leaves make such a big difference 🙂

  102. francis lee
    December 13, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Always put the tea bag in first and after adding water brew for 3 mins

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      You can make me a cup of tea if you like, Francis 🙂

  103. December 13, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    milk in then i have the bag on the spoon and slowly pour the water so the leaves get flushed perfect cuppa

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      That is a very unique tip, don’t think we’ve had that one yet!

  104. Lorraine Stone
    December 13, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    We love a nice tan colour cup of tea, plenty of hot water and only a little milk

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Me too. Not too strong, but not weak.

  105. MK
    December 13, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    It’s all about getting the temperature just right so you don’t burn the leaves

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      I have heard you have to get the temperature spot on – but I don’t know exactly at what level it needs to be.

  106. Diana
    December 13, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    No tea bags 😉

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      So, you’re a loose leaf tea fan too then? 🙂

  107. Sarah Lee
    December 13, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    leave it to brew for a couple of minutes and add milk last – that’s how i make my perfect cup

  108. Ray Becker
    December 13, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Firm believer in the twist & nibble method

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      Oh yeah? Not sure I’ve heard that one before.

  109. sharon martin
    December 13, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    i’d say most important, fresh boiled water, that and turning off kettle just before it reaches full boil

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I do that too. I’ve heard the water can scorch the tea bag if it’s too hot.

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      I often leave the tea bag to infuse as well!

  110. Alisa Moore
    December 13, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    If you’re making tea in a pot always warm the pot

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      It definitely seems to be a popular tip!

  111. Jessica Hutton
    December 13, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I don’t really have a tip but I find making it in a nice big mug always makes it taste better for some reason xx

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      It’s always nice to have a big mug of tea, as opposed to a small cup 😀

  112. Kay Broomfield
    December 13, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    My nan always said use a proper china teapot for the best tasting tea!

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      I’ve heard that a few times actually! I bet it does make a difference.

  113. Kyomi Johnson
    December 13, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    My nan always taught me to warm the teapot first and that it always tastes better

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Nans always make a lovely cup of tea!

  114. Lyndsay Harris
    December 13, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    What a lush prize! <3 I love tea. I use water that's boiled then cooled for a few mins, and brew for a good few mins as I love it strong x

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      It always pays to let it brew a while, doesn’t it? 😀

  115. Emma
    December 13, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Really hot water. Warm the pot before pouring the water in.

  116. Clare B
    December 13, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Freshly boiled water and quality tea make all the difference

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      I think fresh water definitely has a noticeable taste, too!

  117. December 14, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Milk last if your making tea in a mug but milk first if made in a pot and always warm your pot first.

    • December 14, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Excellent advice, Kate!

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