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Miles Tea - Very strong rich builders tea

Strong tea, or “builders tea”, is a popular choice among tea drinkers who prefer a nice strong cup of tea. This type of tea is made by steeping the tea leaves for a longer period of time or using a higher proportion of tea leaves to water. Builders tea is often enjoyed with milk and sugar to balance out its strong flavour. Whether you're starting your day or taking a break from work, a cup of strong tea can provide the perfect pick-me-up to keep you energized and focused. So grab your best mug and enjoy a beautifully brewed cup of Miles’s strong, flavoursome tea…

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What is builders tea?

The term "builders tea" originates from the tradition of builders taking a break during their day and enjoying a cup of tea. The tea was typically made stronger by brewing the tea for longer than usual which would result in a stronger final cup. Builders’ tea is often enjoyed with milk and sugar due to the stronger taste and also by adding sugar, it could provide an energy boost that the builders would need. While builders’ tea has its origins in the construction industry, it is now commonly used a descriptive term for the strength of tea someone may enjoy. If you ask for a builders’ tea, more often than not people will understand this means you’d like a very strong cup!

Is very strong tea good for you?

While tea, as a general rule is good for you, very strong tea may not be as much. Tea does contain antioxidants which are beneficial for health, however, consuming large amounts of tea, which contains caffeine, can have a negative impact on health. Caffiene, is of course, a stimulant which in turn can trigger some of the following things such as sleep disruption. Tea also has diuretic properties which can lead to dehydration. As a general rule, a strong tea is not going to cause major health implications, however, it is important to consume everything in moderation. Decaffeinated tea is a great alternative for those who want to have a strong cup of tea (steep for longer or increase the amount of tea) whilst not having higher volumes of caffeine than usual.

How do you make builders tea?

Can you think of anything more British than a steaming hot, really strong cup of tea!? Here is the way to make the best pot of Builders’ tea you can! Obviously, any cup of tea start with boiling water in a kettle or on a stove. Whilst, the water is heating, select your best cup and place your teabag (possibly 2) or loose tea ready for when the water is boiled. Pour over the steaming water and allow the tea to infuse for up to 5 minutes – the longer the better when brewing a Builders’ tea. Once the time has passed, extract the tea and add milk, sugar or both to suit your taste whilst stirring gently. Next, enjoy!

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