Posted by: scrabblequeen | January 23, 2011

Makes Sense To Me

I found these links via the Cuppa Tea group on Ravelry….yes, we DO chat about other things than knitting, crocheting, or fiber. (yarn)

First up, a brief look at how Brit’s look at American’s and tea. I love the humorous tone to the whole thing.
This article is, sadly, fairly accurate.

To whet your appetite, I’ll give you the opening sentence. “One or two Americans have asked me why it is that the English like tea so much, which never seems to them to be a very good drink. To understand, you have to know how to make it properly.”

This short blurb is accompanied by this video…which has the most awesome little footnote to the article.

This is socially incorrect. The socially correct way of pouring tea is to put the milk in after the tea. Social correctness has traditionally had nothing whatever to do with reason, logic or physics. In fact, in England it is generally considered socially incorrect to know stuff or think about things. It’s worth bearing this in mind when visiting.

This article is posted in honor of Hot Tea Month A quick Google search for the term (hot tea month 2011) yields a bounty of ways to celebrate. Which will you choose?


  1. Hey, I’d fit right in! “socially incorrect to know stuff and think about things” That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  2. That being said, I’d still rather have bad tea than bad coffee…

  3. But of course! Loose tea, hot teapot or cup or mug if you’re not using a pot. I put milk in after it steeps. It seems silly to me to put it in first, ’cause then it cools off the cup.

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