- those "flat pancake" thingies are called pikelets. And you an Aussie, for shame! lol
Pikelets Recipe - Taste.com.au
Here's a pic of my tea collection - only the Twinings Orange Pekoe bags go on the boat, the rest is for 'serious afternoon tea ritual' only.
The pot is double-walled stainless and keeps hot the whole pot thru, and more importantly, has a removable steeping basket - essential to keep the brew consistent from first to last cup, as otherwise it 'stews' and goes tannin-bitter. Water
should be 'just' boiled, as it needs to reach 100C (point at which water
boils at sea level) to ensure a good brew.
You must also remember to pre-warm the pot AND the cup, especially in winter..!
The cup is an English
'Duchess Pottery' Large Breakfast Cup in the early eighties 'Astor' pattern (single gold rim to cup and saucer, detail on handle). It is the last of my six cups purchased 25 years ago, and alas, since the demise of the old Duchess Pottery, no longer available. I have searched eBay and elsewhere for replacements
, but only the smaller 'tea cups' seem to be available. The Large Breakfast Cup is 4" (100mm) in diameter, while the saucer is 6-1/2" (155mm). See one, PM me. Will pay$$$$....
I gave up brewing tea in a pot for normal use as, being solo, it was wasteful and the loose leaf Twinings is exxy.
Now I stick with the Ceylon Orange Pekoe, single
bag, steeped 2.5mins, with just a dash of fresh Lite milk. No sugar, I'm sweet enough.
I buy the COP from the local Woolies supermarket when it's on Super Special and nearly half price
, and then I clean them out....
stock is a bit over 30 boxes, or around six months supply at current consumption
of around 5-6 cups a day.
be drunk with a well-dunked Arnotts Ginger Nut biscuit - but ONLY those made in the Sydney
NSW factory, all others are but a pale imitation and unworthy of the name....
And the Japanese think they've cornered the market on 'tea ceremonies'....