Sources: Papers On Health

Tea should not be infused longer than three or four minutes, and

cream should be used with it. The albuminous matter in milk tends to

throw down some of the tannic acid in an insoluble form. It should not

be taken too hot, and if taken at a meat meal (which is undesirable),

not till quite the conclusion of the meal. Much tea-drinking produces

nervousness and indigestion. If taken very weak it forms a pleasing

addition to the morning and evening meal, but taken as it usually is,

and especially between meals, such as at afternoon tea, it is a serious

cause of ill-health.