We’ve all been stirring our tea wrong – ‘correct’ method can make it taste better


There’s nothing better than a nice cup of tea, and a warm brew in your favourite mug can fix all sorts of problems.

But apparently there’s a way we can make our tea ever tastier, and it’s actually less work.

According The Jockey Club’s etiquette expert Neil Phillips most of us are making a key mistake when stirring.

We don’t know about you, but we leave the tea to brew, add the milk and sugar then stir in a circle a few times. Wrong.

Apparently we should be stirring in straight lines from the top to the bottom of the top of your mug rather than around the cup.

Neil Phillips (Image: Philip Coburn)

Speaking to Mirror Online, he explains: “It is about going from six to 12 very gently.

“If you’re adding sugar it will allow it to dissolve properly. If you just stir it it will all fall to the bottom.

“You don’t need to do it for long, just a few goes.

“It just allows the tea and milk to blend together.”

So there you go!

Neil also shared some other tips when we caught up with him ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

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