The daily tea ritual is so ingrained in British culture that several scientists over in the U.K. (and elsewhere) have devoted some time to breaking down tea science — specifically, what’s involved in brewing the perfect cuppa, British-style.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

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