There’s a debate brewing over how to make tea

What is the correct way to make a cup of tea?

Tea, like coffee, can be prepared and enjoyed in different ways and in different places.

But adding a pinch of salt, as Bryn Mawr College chemistry professor Michelle Frankl suggests in her new book, Steeped: The Chemistry of Tea, is causing some good-natured debate between countries.

The British Embassy in Washington shared some cheeky tea-making tips. The US Embassy in London said that while putting salt in tea is not official United States policy, the embassy staff would “continue to make tea the proper way – by microwaving it.”

And the The Museum of the American of Revolution responded with it’s tried and ture tea-making tip: “We all know the way to make tea in the proper way is by throwing it into the Boston Harbor.”

What do you think is the best way to make a cup of tea?

(Photo up top: Skeleton having tea- courtesy State Library of New South Wales via Flickr Commons)

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