What's the formula for a perfect cup of tea?

Storm in a teacup

Britain is a nation of tea lovers – 76% of us drink at least one cup every day. Yet we can't seem to agree on the best method to make it.

From the type of tea to use, to how long to brew it, and if (or when) to add milk – everyone's got their own opinion on how to make a great cuppa. But using scientific analysis, can we find a definitive answer?

Discover four simple steps to transform your daily brew into the perfect cup of tea.

A national obsession

WATCH: Four-step formula

Click or tap the video to see how to top up your tea technique.

WATCH: Scientists provide the answer

Watch this two-minute animation to find out what the experts say about the great milk debate.

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