It’s an aromatic drink usually prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia.
After water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world and we Brits drink 165 million cups of it every day.
In celebration of National Tea Day on 21 April here’s a tea experiment that Annie Whitmore conducted on her co-presenter Del Garland during their recent show.
They had a lot of fun discussing research that was carried out on how to make the perfect cuppa.
Happy National Tea Day!
Listen to the extract here.