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The ‘Perfect’ Cup of Tea
         John Sutherland

           sneeu.com

      BarCampBrighton 2007
Overview

• Introduction: myself & tea
• Ingredients
• Method
• Finish-up
Introduction
Who?

• John Sutherland
• john@sneeu.com
• sneeu.com
Explain

• Edinburgh
• Web-developer
• Why tea?
• Now
Authority


• “The best cup of tea in The Highlands”
History
• 1000s BC: Magic & myth in China
• 1660: King Charles II
• 1750: National drink
• 1775: Tea taxes, American War o...
Global


• Tea available everywhere
• Only in Britain do we make good tea
Why?


• We make good tea
• We could make great tea
Ingredients
Cup

• Good size
• No flowers
• Good handle
• Ergonomic design
• Maintains heat
Cup

• Good size
• No flowers
• Good handle
• Ergonomic design
• Maintains heat
My favourite mug
Pot

• Good
• Brew tea, add milk
• More tea
• Share with friends
• Three types
Type 1


• Loose leaves
• Sieve to catch before pouring into cup
Type 2

• Holds loose tea
• No need to sieve
• Press tea to avoid stewing
Tea-press
Type 3

• Hot water
• Tea bag
• Metal pot
• Marginally better than no pot
Preparation

• Warm the pot:
 • Swill hot water around; or
 • Microwave hot water in pot
Tea

• Brought up on Tetley
• Early grey: British, flowery
• Fruit tea: hangovers (along with jelly)
Bags


• Great for making a single cup of tea
• Great for lazy people
Brew, Don’t Stew

• 3-5 minutes
• Less: watery tea, or worse: milky-water
• More: bitter & grey tasting
Colour

• Think red
• Opaque is bad
• Greyscale: somehting went wrong
Water
• Fresh water is essential
• Soft-water
• Boiling (not boiled and definitely not re-
  boiled)
• Infusion, not wet le...
Milk

• Fresh is best, of course
• Semi-skimmed: a personal preference
• Full-fat: also acceptable
• Skimmed: no
• UHT: no!
Adding Milk
• Before
 • Doesn’t scald
 • Tastes “better”
 • Takes time to master
• After
 • Easier to vary colour
Sugar

• Sugar: fuck off
• You’re not tasting the tea
• A challenge
• Make sure it’s stirred in if you must
Accompaniments

• Biscuits
• Fry-up
• Friends
Method
(We’re almost done)
Cup
• Bag in
• Boiling water in
• Brew: 3-5 minutes
• Milk in
• Squeeze bag against side, remove & bin
• Stir
Pot
•                              •
    Get friends                    Press tea

•                              •
    Wa...
That’s it
Go forth and make great tea
Thanks!
http://sneeu.com/
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