making tea

By Allston Mitchell, October 21, 2012

Left: The apprentice tea buyer preparing a set of teas for tasting by pouring boiling water on the leaf from a copper kettle. Note the lids covering the filled cups. Right: Upending a cup to transfer the infusion into a bowl. (Ridgways Ltd. Old Street, London UK. c. 1962)

making tea

Left: The apprentice tea buyer preparing a set of teas for tasting by pouring boiling water on the leaf from a
copper kettle. Note the lids covering the filled cups.
Right: Upending a cup to transfer the infusion into a bowl. (Ridgways Ltd. Old Street, London UK. c. 1962)

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