Forget about how you like your eggs in the morning — how do you take your tea?
According to one study by the dating site, Plenty of Fish, a fifth of all people everywhere (there were 2,500 participants) found that excellent tea-making capabilities were a major-turn on.
And bad tea-making? Well, it could lead be a **dundundunn** deal breaker.
Of the people surveyed, 37 percent said weak tea from a prospective partner is a huge red flag while overly sugary tea would make 17 percent of people be cautious — followed by overly strong tea being a turn-off at 13 percent.
An additional 10 percent of people said that a milk substitute would break the relationship.
And only nine percent had their feathers ruffled by the biggest debate around tea: is the pouring the milk in the cup first or second?
According to the experts, i.e. George Orwell, states in his essay, A Nice Cup of Tea:
“One should pour tea into the cup first. This is one of the most controversial points of all; indeed in every family in Britain there are probably two schools of thought on the subject. The milk-first school can bring forward some fairly strong arguments, but I maintain that my own argument is unanswerable. This is that, by putting the tea in first and stirring as one pours, one can exactly regulate the amount of milk whereas one is liable to put in too much milk if one does it the other way round.”
But however you take it — it seems that 69 percent of folks believe that memorizing how your partner takes their tea is the most important.
And while everyone has a voice when it comes to what makes a perfect cup of tea — we have provided below a step by step process to get a “dang-near-perfect” brew for your boo — courtesy of the spruce EATS.
First comes first: be sure to warm your pot.
Whether you are using tea bags or loose-leaf — a quick swirl of hot water in the pot will help the tea from getting shocked. Easy does it now is the motto for this first step.
Next, be sure to use a china teapot. Why you ask? Because it is traditional and part of the ritual of making tea.
It should also be noted: the golden rule when using loose-leaf tea is one per person and one for the pot.
Next, freshly boiled water is vital — not reboiled, not ever — as freshly boiled water will have good oxygen levels.
Stirring comes next up on the list — this will help the tea infuse.
And last but not least — it will take at least 3 to 4 minutes for optimum infusion.
Oh, and when it comes to milk — it truly is each to their own.
Originally, milk was first added into the tea-process as a way to avoid cracking delicate china cups.
That being said, adding milk is an excellent way to judge the strength of the tea.
Well, what are you waiting for? Get to steeping!
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