Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The little t(ea) guide

I was going to name this post The Tea Commandments.  Oh, I’m chock full of great ideas.  Anyway, without further ado…

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1. Tea should (ideally) be made in a pot, not in a cup.

2.  The loose tea version will always taste better than the bag version.

3. Dripping teapots are a way of life, for complicated scientific reasons you wouldn’t understand even if I tried to explain it to you.

4. Tea cosies do make a difference, but may not be worth the social stigma, particularly if they feature pictures of cats.

5.  Thin-rimmed cups make tea taste better than thick ones.

6. Cardboard cups are never acceptable.

7. The milk should never go in the teacup first.  That is so wrong.

8. Tea shall only be called tea if it is made with tea leaves. Peppermint tea is not tea.

9. Coffee is the work of Satan

10. If you make a perfect cup of tea, leave it at that. Don’t try for a second cup.

12 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome commandments. Amen to #7!

xoxox,
CC

Marlen said...

haha love all the puns. and i've actually never tried loose tea before, i feel like a sinner

Camila Faria said...

Oh, yeah! Love this guide and NEED that timer!

Erica said...

So true, so true!!! I love tea! Boo on coffee! ;)

Josie said...

I don't like tea. Please don't hate me haha! I wish I liked it, I want to join in on all the tea love xxx

Emmy said...

Tea Commandments=brilliant!:) And must really invest on tea cosies.

trishie said...

Oh wow, you're quite the tea expert!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Haha...love these and they are so true!!! x

little t said...

I always use teabags Marlen, but you've got to try the loose version! The downside is the leaves do clog up your sink!

Camila, that timer was in the Burj Al Arab in Dubai when I went with my parents earlier this year. I was so tempted to put it into my handbag...

yessie (cinnamonandzoeykisses) said...

I love this! My mom usually makes tea (bagless tea!) and I love it:)

Ashley said...

when in america, I stick to coffee. But when I'm in the U.K., tea is the ONLY way to go! :)

little t said...

Yeah Ashley, it's the same in Ireland. You always say you're going around to someone's house 'for a cup of tea', even if you are a coffee drinker!