Friday, 31 July 2009

Making a good cup of tea

Be sure to heat the earthen pot,
And have your water boiling hot.
Put in a teaspoonful per cup,
That each of you intend to sup.
Allow to stand for minutes four,
Then off the leaves be sure to pout,
When serving put the milk in first,
Add sugar, and allay your thirst.
With this delightful, fragrant brew
You'll be refreshed and live anew.

(Granny's Cookery Book, Frances Kitchin)

1 comment:

Simone said...

That's a great way to remember how to make a pot of tea!