PUBLISHED: 03:46, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:01, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Prince Charles’ butler must make and serve his tea in a very special way. Evan Samson, Hospitality manager of Dumfries House, explained what the palace staff have to do to make the prince’s perfect brew.
He told The Sunday Times: “The key is to use loose tea and a teapot - one teaspoon of tea leaves per teacup plus an extra one for the pot.
“The water must be heated to 70C for green tea and 100C for Earl Grey or English breakfast tea.
“The temperature of the water must be measured with a thermometer.”
Mr Samson explained how there are different rules depending on the type of tea being made.
Prince Charles has strict rules for his royal butlers on how to make the perfect cup of tea (Image: getty)
Prince Charles’ butler must make and serve his tea in a very special way (Image: getty)
He said: “There are different rules for making green and black tea - while green tea should be brewed for three minutes, black tea must be left for five.
“A perfect royal brew should use organic honey instead of sugar which is added to the teacup before the tea is poured in.
“There are specific details about how the teacup should be positioned – the handle of the teacup must be placed to the right, with the teaspoon under the handle.”
Prince Charles’ mother, the Queen, also has specific demands for her perfect cup of tea.
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Queen Elizabeth II also has specific demands for her perfect cup of tea (Image: getty)
Grant Harrold, who worked as a butler for Prince Charles from 2004 to 2011, revealed the royal tea secrets.