Want to know how to make the perfect cup of tea? From tea cosies and porcelain cups, to water temperature and brewing times, we are here to show you how.

People often ask us how to make the perfect cup of tea, and we always tell them the same thing: while there are some fail-safe rules to be followed, at the end of the day, a cup of tea is so personal. Really, there isn’t just one perfect way to make it – you should enjoy it just the way you like it.

To make your own perfect cup of tea, you’ll need:

  • loose leaf tea

  • a teapot

  • tea strainer (we recommend one with a fine mesh), tea(pot) infuser or an empty re-usable tea bag

  • a porcelain cup

  • a thermometer (optional)

  • a tea cosy (optional)


Finally, it’s time to relax. It’s such a beautiful experience to have a cup of tea and I make so many memories when we share it with family and friends. It brings people together, welcomes people into our homes and has long been a tradition in Britain for that very reason.

So cheers guys, hope you enjoy your cuppa today. And remember, only you know how you like your tea – just have fun making it!

Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
— D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture