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How do Sri Lankans Make Tea?


How do Sri Lankans Make Tea?
How do Sri Lankans Make Tea?

Making a cup of tea is an art form in Sri Lanka, and it's one that has been perfected over the generations. Whether you're using tea leaves or bags, there are some steps that need to be followed to make sure you get the perfect cup of Sri Lankan tea.


Using Tea Leaves:


1. Start by boiling your water in a pot on the stove or in a kettle. You'll want enough water for how many cups of tea you're making.


2. Add two heaped teaspoons of loose-leaf Ceylon black tea per person into a teapot, or directly into your favourite mug if you prefer not to use a teapot.


3. Pour the boiled water over the tea leaves and let it steep for several minutes, until it reaches your desired strength.


4. Strain the tea into cups or mugs and add milk, sweetener or other condiments to taste. You can also use a teapot if you prefer not to strain the tea directly into your cup.


Using Tea Bags


1. Start by boiling your water in a pot on the stove or in a kettle. You'll want enough water for how many cups of tea you're making.


2. Place one regular-sized Ceylon black tea bag per person into each mug that you plan to fill with tea.


3. Pour the boiled water into the mugs with the tea bags and let it steep for several minutes, until it reaches your desired strength.


4. Remove the teabags from each mug and add milk, sweetener or other condiments to taste. Stir well and serve.


Whether you're using loose-leaf tea or teabags, making Sri Lankan tea is a simple process that results in a delicious cup of tea every time! Whether you prefer black tea or green tea, following these steps will help you get the perfect cup of tea every time. Enjoy!



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