The Four-Minute Brewth

Welcome, friend. You have found your way to The Four-Minute Brewth – a site dedicated to the tea-brewing method of the same name. You are one of the lucky ones.

Make a Brewth in a Mug

To make a delicious Brewth in a mug, you'll need the following ingredients:

Instructions

  1. Empty your kettle of any water, even if it only boiled a couple of minutes ago – never re-boil. Fill the kettle with freshly drawn water and begin to boil.
  2. Optionally warm your mug with a swill of hot water.
  3. Place the tea bag in your mug, along with your sugar and a splash of milk. Don't over-milk your tea, half-an-inch in a regular mug should do it.
  4. Once the kettle has boiled, leave it until the water has settled and then pour into your mug (you know it's ready when the kettle gives off an audible sigh). You should pour the stream of water through the tea bag at this point. Resist the urge to stir.
  5. After about two minutes, give the Brewth a gentle stir. Now take a spoon and repeatedly dunk the bag into the brewing tea; it helps to use the side of the spoon to allow hot water to flow through the leaves in the bag. As Phil says: I'd emphasise gentle at this stage. we're looking to circulate and percolate without any agitate.
  6. After 30 seconds to a minute of dunking, leave the Brewth for the rest of the four minutes.
  7. Give the Brewth a final stir and squeeze the bag against the side of the mug to reduce the amount of liquid lost. Dispose of the tea bag.
  8. Before serving, give the Brewth a final Whirlpool Stir: Twist the spoon quickly around the edge of the mug until a vortex appears in the center. Don't worry if you spill a little, but you get kudos if you reach the lip of the mug without spilling.
  9. Sit down and take a moment to appreciate the aroma of your Brewth. Enjoy.
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Make a Brewth in a Tea-Pot

To make a delicious Brewth in a tea-pot, you'll need the following ingredients:

Instructions

  1. Empty your kettle of any water, even if it only boiled a couple of minutes ago – never re-boil. Fill the kettle with freshly drawn water and begin to boil.
  2. Optionally warm your tea pot and mug with a swill of hot water.
  3. Add generous scoop or two (depending on pot size) of tea-leaves to your pot.
  4. Place your sugar and a splash of milk in your mug. Don't over-milk your tea, half-an-inch in a regular mug should do it.
  5. Once the kettle has boiled, leave it until the water has settled (you know it's ready when the kettle gives off an audible sigh) and then pour into your tea-pot. Resist the urge to stir.
  6. After about two minutes, give the leaves in the pot a good stir. Repeat after another minute has passed.
  7. Give the tea a final stir and slowly strain into your mug. Stir until the sugar has had a chance to dissolve and the colour of the Brewth is even.
  8. Before serving, give the Brewth a final Whirlpool Stir: Twist the spoon quickly around the edge of the mug until a vortex appears in the center. Don't worry if you spill a little, but you get kudos if you reach the lip of the mug without spilling.
  9. Sit down and take a moment to appreciate the aroma of your Brewth. Enjoy.
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History

Nobody knows the exact time and date of the first Brewth, but we know it was discovered by Phil Booth. There are many similar brewing methods available, but the Brewth yields a consistency of quality unmatched by its rivals.

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Etymology

Brewth is a portmanteau, combining Brew (n. A cup of tea. Let's all have a brew) and Booth (n. The surname of the discoverer).

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Pronunciation

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About This Site

This site has been lovingly created by Rowan Manning. You can fork it on GitHub if you like.

Site copyright © Rowan Manning;
Brewth method copyright © Phil Booth