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Presenting...How To Make The Perfect Cup of Tea

Tea. Perhaps the most iconic of Fortnum & Mason offerings and certainly one of the first. It’s not only gloriously democratic but, after water, the most widely consumed drink in the world. As ever, though, at Fortnum & Mason, quality and consistency are paramount.

All this dedication and expertise means nothing if tea is made with a slapdash indifference. There is a true art to the brew. For tea purists, it’s always loose over bag. Loose leaf will always give you the better pot. The leaves are whole and unbroken, expanding as they steep, releasing all those fragrant oils, flavours and aromas.

Here is the Fortnum & Mason guide to making a flawless cup of tea.

Even more helpfully, we've also written it all down for you here.