Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is) You'd think the British would have their tea down by now. But The Telegraph says most brew their tea incorrectly, letting it steep for just two minutes instead of at least five.

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

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You'd think the British would have their tea down by now. But The Telegraph says most brew their tea incorrectly, letting it steep for just two minutes instead of at least five.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. What would Britain be without its tea? Every day, 165 million cups are consumed there, so you'd think Brits would get their tea exactly right, but the Telegraph reports 4 out of 5 Brits don't. Researchers say tea should steep for at least five minutes, not the typical two, and for brewing, a pot is far better than a cup. As one professor lamented, the British think they know tea, but most of them have no idea of what they're doing. It's MORNING EDITION.

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