How To: Prepare A Cup Of Tea

Prepare A Cup Of Tea
  1. Fill half a cup with water or slightly more than half a cup since some water will evaporate on boiling.  Pour this water in a steel vessel.
  2. Put the vessel on the stove or the gas range.
  3. If you like strong tea, then put 2 teaspoons of tea leaves or powder in the water.  If you like a slightly lighter tea, then put 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea leaves or tea-powder in water.
  4. Next put in about 2 teaspoons of sugar.  Usually 1 1/2 teaspoons is also sufficient.  If you are diabetic, then do not put in sugar.  If you are using sugar cubes then 1 1/2 or 2 sugar cubes are sufficient.
  5. After the tea powder (or tea leaves) and the sugar crystals (or sugar grains) have been added to water, light the stove or the gas.
  6. Let the water containing tea and sugar now heat and eventually boil.  For a good, strong tea, let it boil till the colour of the tea becomes brown-red.  It is usually advisable to go for a reddish tinge in the water containing tea and sugar before pouring milk.
  7. Once you get the red-brown tinge or colour in the water, then pour milk.  Let it then heat for sometime and let the tea rise up on its own accord in the vessel as it heats.
  8. Once the tea rises, turn off the gas.
  9. Now use a filtering vessel to filter the tea as you pour it in the cup.
  10. Make sure you use a cloth or a pair of pincers to hold the vessel.

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