In Pictures: How to make perfect tea
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Put chilled milk in your ceramic mug FIRST. Milk proteins degenerate and taste stale if they are heated above 75 degrees centigrade. The milk first method allows the chilled liquid to cool the hot tea, rather than vice versa.

Sugar can then be added to taste. Both milk and sugar reduce the natural astringency [bitterness] of tea.

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