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How Good Are You At Making Tea?

The final, definitive answer.

Source: grassrootsgroundswell

1. Do you use tea leaves or tea bags?
2. Do you make tea in a pot or in a mug?

Depends how many people I'm making for.
3. How long do you let it brew?
Less than one minute
One to two minutes

Two to three minutes
Longer than three minutes.
4. Do you squeeze the tea bag?
5. Do you leave the teabag in the mug while you're drinking?
Yes
No

Don't use teabags, do I?
6. Milk first, or milk last?
Milk first. I'm not an animal.
Milk last. I'm not a complete fool.
7. Would you ever use a microwave to reheat your tea?
Yes
No
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Congratulations! You're a Tea Guru.
You know everything there is to know. Mrs Doyle has nothing on you. Serve your tea with pride. For the record: You can use tea leaves or tea bags, it just depends on preference. Same goes for pot or mug. Leave to brew for between two and three minutes. Never squeeze the bag. Of COURSE you can't leave the bag in the mug. Milk first makes better tea, but milk last is easier to judge. And reheating in the microwave is punishable by exile.
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You scored out of !
Hmmm... You're not bad, but you could be better.
You know your way around a cuppa, but there's still room for improvement. For the record: You can use tea leaves or tea bags, it just depends on preference. Same goes for pot or mug. Leave to brew for between two and three minutes. Never squeeze the bag. Of COURSE you can't leave the bag in the mug. Milk first makes better tea, but milk last is easier to judge. And reheating in the microwave is punishable by exile.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're an amateurish tea maker. Sorry.
Boy, you have a LOT to learn about making tea. Just bring the biscuits, will you? For the record: You can use tea leaves or tea bags, it just depends on preference. Same goes for pot or mug. Leave to brew for between two and three minutes. Never squeeze the bag. Of COURSE you can't leave the bag in the mug. Milk first makes better tea, but milk last is easier to judge. And reheating in the microwave is punishable by exile.
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