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The perfect cup of tea: How to make one, according to tea experts

It’s possibly the most controversial question in Britain today: what makes the perfect cup of tea?

We all have specific ideas of what things make one; how long to brew it, how hot it should be.

But what if someone could tell us how precisely to make the ideal brew?

Sebastian Pole, master herbalist at Pukka Herbs and author of new herbal tea recipe book Cleanse, Nurture and Restore with Herbal Tea and Rishi Deb, Twinings’ master blender, have told us what essential components there are to the best cup.

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