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Tea expert reveals how to make the perfect cup – and reveals the best dunking biscuit

What’s the secret to making a good cuppa?

A: I use filtered water here in Norfolk to avoid the scumminess in the cup. Unfiltered water often masks the very subtle tastes of white tea and green tea because it is quite calcified. You also must leave it to brew for at least three minutes. There have been lots of studies into brewing times but three minutes allows the tea leaves to infuse properly and for the goodness and antioxidants to be extracted. I would not brew for more than five minutes as it will become strong and bitter. That is not a nice mouthfeel and you just will not enjoy it. Also, I say for loose leaf tea to add 1tsp of leaves per person, plus one for the pot. Whether you add milk or sugar is personal preference.

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