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Quote:No, true Tea is hot, almost to boiling, on occasion. It is prepared by mixing a blend of fine teas together (though I admit that established types, such as Prince of Wales, Darjeeling, and Earl Grey are equally acceptable) and putting said tea into a tea-ball. The ball is then submerged into the mug of heated water, and allowed to steep for between a minute and five. When steeping is complete, cold cream and sugar are added, and tea is consumed.

This is civilisation, to be sure. However, out in the bush, the grand old tradition of black billy tea is appropriate. Boil water in the billy (all purpose cooking-can), pour in a ton of tea, beat billy with a stick, and leave to stand for ten minutes.

I did a google search on black billy tea, and found this from the memoirs of an NZ musician:

Quote:I’ll never forget the sweet black billy tea taken near the top of a hill as the sun came up. My father would put a stick across the top of the billy so that the aromatic smoke from the manuka fire would be drawn into the brew.
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