How to Make a Proper Cup of ENGLISH TEA: Speak FLUENT (British) English 8 months ago   10:51

For the perfect cup of English tea use loose tea (never teabags which will not give you the same taste and a very bad for the environment. As well as good quality tea you will need: good water, good milk (if you are using it) and a good quality ceramic tea set.

In this video we'll take you through each of these steps so that you get the perfect brew every time.

George Orwell wrote an interesting article about making English tea.
famous chinese tea scholar Lu Yu (733–804) Known as "The sage of tea" wrote that the best water for tea comes from a mountain stream. For most people this is not possible but we have some age old tips to improve the quality of the tea.

For English tea with milk use Ceylon, Assam, Darjeeling or a blend like English breakfast. Earl Grey and other flavoured teas should be taken without milk.

Haruki Nanmie - A portrait of Lu Yu

By Selena N. B. H. from Fayetteville, USA - English WestminsterUploaded by JohnnyMrNinja, CC BY 2.0,

Mountain streamBy Sigfried Arnold (Suit) - Selbst fotografiert, mit Canon Powershot A20, CC BY-SA 3.0,

By Keith Weller/USDA - Image Number K5176-3, Public Domain,


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Ip Wischin
Remaining equals tea bags.
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Anna Camus
You love coffee and I love you. Thank you for your great videos.
I don't drink coffee. I drink tea, using bags....which has got to be "Yorkshire Gold" because it's not mediocre in anyway.
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Simple Guy
What's your take on green tea though?
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Justyna Wylaź
damn i need to have some tea brewed now :)
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Roxy Rocky
So true
Thanks for sharing this
Data Addict
Great video topic and tips! I live in Colorado next to the Rocky Mountains, but still filter my water. I grew up in the South (USA) where Iced Tea is the only way we drank it. I’ve done taste testing of all sorts and have also found Twinings English breakfast tea makes the BEST Iced Tea you can make (I prefer it black, no sugar). I’ve practiced precise iced tea-making for years, but now I’ll have to get away from my tea bags and find a proper tea set to make an even better glass of iced tea – thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you. I adore tea.
Ahmed Mameri
In Algeria we've many ways to prepare tea, but without milk.
iolanta batus
It was like I took a nice cup of English tea with you! Great video! Thank you!
Blue light
Thanks for this English black tea with milk recipe which i think i should try even if i'm addicted to green tea that i take every morning and evening.
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nealanilove life
Cup of tea with dash of milk.Yak....
zeph yu
It is totally different from my homeland, China.
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Speak FLUENT (British) English How to Make a Proper Cup of ENGLISH TEA: 8 months ago   10:44

Here are some key expressions and phrases to help you speak fluent British English. Sometimes it's the small reflex words in conversation that are the most difficult. Anyone who has learnt a language will tell you that.

Here we give expressions for: Introductions, agreement, surprise, thanking, leaving and general small talk. This video is for all levels of English with some basic terms as well as some more advanced phrases, some formal expressions and some slang.

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