I’m posting these simply because I think we all need reminding just how special tea can be, and how special care is needed to brew a right cup. So I bring you these simple tea instructions from two famous authors (both of who are deceased, but not because of their tea consumption).
Firstly; Douglas Adams (from “How to make a cup of tea“):
“…the American habit of bringing a teacup, a tea bag and a pot of hot water to the table is merely the perfect way of making a thin, pale, watery cup of tea that nobody in their right mind would want to drink. The Americans are all mystified about why the English make such a big thing out of tea because most Americans have never had a good cup of tea.”
And Secondly; George Orwell (from “A Nice cup of Tea“):
“Some people would answer that they don’t like tea in itself, that they only drink it in order to be warmed and stimulated, and they need sugar to take the taste away. To those misguided people I would say: Try drinking tea without sugar for, say, a fortnight and it is very unlikely that you will ever want to ruin your tea by sweetening it again.”