making tea is a ritual in many cultures around the world. to make the perfect cup of English tea one must take time and care. first boil water. clean your pot with the boiling water. place tea bags in clean, warmed pot, then pour in boiling water. cover tea pot with a cozy to keep warm while steeping for 3 to 4 minutes. to serve, pour a small amount of milk into the tea cup before pouring in your hot, brewed tea. add sugar if wanted, stir delicately. enjoy your warm, smooth, tea with a sugary biscuit and excellent company.