Which is the proper way to drink a cup of tea, with or without cream, and why?

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  1. Teddletonmr profile image71
    Teddletonmrposted 4 years ago

    Which is the proper way to drink a cup of tea, with or without cream, and why?

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image92
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    I don't think there is a "proper" way to eat or drink anything. You eat or drink things the you like them, to suit you, not anyone else. If you like cream, you use it, if not, you don't.

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, which do you prefer, if you enjoy tea at all.

  3. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Different cultures define what's "proper" or the best way to eat or serve a particular food or drink. If you're of British or Caribbean culture, the proper way to have tea is with milk or cream. That is how I prefer it. The American standard is iced, without cream, which I will drink if served but I find boring. I also like green tea, hot or cold, no cream.

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ah yes, cultural differences indeed impact how a proper tea is enjoyed.

    2. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a tea addict, even wrote a poem hub about it inluding how to brew the perfect cup.

  4. Bk42author profile image80
    Bk42authorposted 4 years ago

    I'm sure different cultures have different ways of drinking tea they consider to be "proper," I believe in drinking it however you like it best.

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      How do you believe tea is best served and enjoyed?

    2. Bk42author profile image80
      Bk42authorposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hot tea I drink with no cream or sugar. Iced I like sweetened and/or flavored.

  5. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 4 years ago

    OK. First warm the teapot, add the tea, either loose or in teabags then boil the kettle. You have to use fresh cold water and pour the water into the pot AS SOON AS the water reaches boiling point. This is crucial to good and proper tea.

    Wait for the tea to brew, mash, infuse for at least four minutes. Give it a stir with a small spoon.

    Then if you prefer you pour a little milk into a cup and pour the peaty golden brown tea up to around two thirds full. Add sugar to taste.

    Serve with fruit cake or a digestive biscuit or three...ok...you can have a cookie if you insist.

    1. Teddletonmr profile image71
      Teddletonmrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tips on brewing a proper cup of tea.

  6. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 4 years ago

    I like it both ways.  English Tea, however, needs cream in it.  Cream makes the tea smoother in my opinion.

 
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