Now that's my cup of tea.
I did a search on instructables and I could not find anywhere how to make my tea. I was mystified. Then I did a Google search and was further mystified. All kinds of ways of making tea, but not mine. And it's so simple. So there was only one solution ---- show you how its done.
You start with a good size mug, not a little tea cup, and add water but not to the top. Leave some room. Drop in your tea bag and flip it over so its wet on both sides.
Step 2: Microwave It
Now put it in the microwave. Yes, I said microwave it, for 90 seconds. If you like it a little hotter then go for 99 seconds.
Take it out of the microwave and stir it a little or bob the tea bag up and down. Probably not any more than 30 seconds. The water will be nice and dark. This actually makes pretty strong tea, I don't know why, it just does.
Put the tea bag in the spoon and wrap the string around it and squeeze it out. I use my thumbs. It is almost to hot at this point but if your fast you don't notice the temperature.
Step 3: Add Honey and Milk
I like it sweet so I use about a spoon and a half of honey. You can go for more or less but this is a big mug so more is better. I don't use sugar. In fact on the occasions that I have not had honey and used sugar it just did not taste right. Sugar leaves an acid sour taste, at least to me it does. Besides Honey is supposed to be good for you.
The flavor will change a little depending on the type of honey you have. Its all good.
Now stir in the honey and top off the mug with a little milk. That's all it takes. Maybe 2 1/2 minutes all together. Fast and good.
I read online that making tea with milk will reduce its antioxidants. And honey also has antioxidants that are altered by mixing with tea. Are you kidding me, I do it this way because I LIKE IT. The fact that it's good for me besides is a bonus so I am not worried if it looses a little. Just drink an extra cup if your that worried about it. At least its not bad for you.
Step 4: The Challenge
So, take a couple of minutes and give it a try. Dump that swill coffee out of your cup and make some good tea. What are you out if you try it? A tea bag and some honey?
And now for the challenge. One of the new and improved instructables features is the "I made it" button. Lets see if we can set a record for that. Take a few minutes, make a cup and then click "I tried it". Should we shoot for a million? OK, How about 100. Anybody want to have a cup of tea with me? I hope you will enjoy it.
Just a few notes:
Some may have noticed the play on words of the title. The actual phrase you are probably familiar with is "a land flowing with milk and honey". This was also referred to as the "promised land". Like jessyratfink mentioned lately, a good title can be important to getting more views. So I thought the title might grab a few search engines if someone does a search for "the land flowing with milk and honey".
My use of the Montana mug was not implying that Montana is the promised land, although for many lately it could be that what with the huge employment surge caused by the oil exploration going on. The mug was actually put out by the US post office when they released the commemorative stamp for Montana in 1989. That marked the100th year of statehood. I thought it was a cool mug to use for this.
Finally if any of you are unhappy by my referring to swill coffee I was more thinking about that left over stuff in the bottom of the cup that has been sitting around for half the day and that I have seen people drink and then exclaim "yuk". I know your weren't really offended, it's all in good fun.
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