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How To: Make a Perfect Cup of Tea

How to make a perfect cup of Black Tea: 1. Use fresh water. ¬† Why? ¬†Because there is more oxygen in fresh water. ¬†If you use water previously boiled a dozen or so times the tea will taste flat. 2. Black tea needs boiling water. ¬†(100 degrees C; 212 degrees F) When the water comes…

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Earl Grey

Was it Earl Grey in the laboratory with the teacup? ¬†Or the Chinese mandarin in the arboretum with the hedge clippers? I like a good mystery – don’t you? Earl Grey tea has been popular since the 1820’s. ¬†It’s origins are uncertain and there are contrasting stories about how this fragrant tea came to England.…

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Home Sweet Home

Home is where the heart is – and home is also where you will find the best cup of tea. I make the best cup of tea in New Zealand. ¬†Never mind that only a small number of people know I make the best cup of tea in New Zealand, I do make the best…

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He was a nice man …

He was a nice man and he wore a stab-proof vest. ¬†“Good afternoon” the nice man said and to get a better look at Driver he crouched. “Hi” we said in chorus. “One hundred and thirteen” the man said and he surveyed the contents of our car. Driver stared at his speedometer. “Been doing a…

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