如何泡制出最正宗的英式红茶

1. Start at local tea houses and specialty tea stores to select the type and grade of English tea leaves, which will depend on your personal taste. It is best to buy organically grown tea leaves (most of the best quality teas are grown and imported from China or India).

在专门出售茶叶的店铺选择所需等级和种类的茶叶,当然一般最好的茶叶都是来自中国和印度的。 

2. Use distilled or purified water for making the tea. This will eliminate any chemicals or artificial tastes to the tea. Boil the water in a traditional copper kettle on a hot stove. If you do not have a copper kettle substitute with a stainless steel kettle.

要泡出好茶使用什么样的水是至关重要的,一定要是纯净水!因为普通的水中含有的杂质会大大影响最终茶水的口感。尽量使用传统铜制的水壶来烧水,如果实在没有,也至少要使用不锈钢的水壶。

3. Warm the teapot and the teacups before adding the boiled water and tea leaves in the teapot. This will help the infusion process and gives more flavor and aroma to the cup of tea. Traditionally, British people prefer to serve their tea in porcelain teapots and teacups. Fine china like Wedgwood and Royal Doulton are popular brands of tea sets that they use.

在添入茶叶和沸水之前要先暖一下茶壶和茶杯,这将有助于浸泡的过程,也可以增加茶香。传统意义上,英国人更喜欢使用陶瓷的茶具,像伟吉伍德陶器和皇家道尔顿这些上好的瓷器都是他们的首选。

4. Leave the hot tea to brew for 5 minutes before serving in the teacups. Use a "tea cozy" or teapot warmer to help in the infusion process.

将茶叶浸泡5分钟再倒入茶杯。使用茶壶套或是保温装置来保证泡制的过程顺利进行。

5. Pour a little fresh cream or milk into the pre-warmed teacups and serve the delicious hot tea using a tea strainer to strain out any loose leaves from the teapot.

在事先已经预热好的茶杯中倒入一些鲜牛奶或是奶油,然后将泡好的茶水通过过滤网倒入茶杯。

6. Serve the tea with tasty finger foods like cucumber sandwiches, miniature pastries, fruit or any other healthy snack.

品着香浓丝滑的英式茶,再配一些像黄瓜三明治,小糕点,水果或是其他健康的小甜点这样的有机零食,这就是完美的英式茶点了!