If you work in an office, you may relate to this. Everybody waits for someone else to offer to make the tea. You end up almost in a dehydrated state before someone finally offers to make the tea. If you offer to make the tea, you know everybody else in the office will want some, and those tea die-hards have these massive cups so that their cup of tea lasts them hopefully till someone gets round to making some more (not that I'm complaining, I'd do the same if I could be bothered getting my own cup). Important things to take into consideration when making the tea, it's important to clean the cups, you never know if your work collegues ever bother cleaning the cups, and clean cups make a big difference to how nice the tea tastes.
TeaDirect, nicely packaged, tea bags sealed in foil, very tasty. A program called KTeaTime
comes with knoppix
- a magical program that times the amount of time your tea bag is in the water, 3 minutes, it suggests as the default for black tea. A lovely cup of tea, teabag in, stirred a bit to get it going, or perhaps the hot water poured over the top of the teabag, then left for 3 minutes, teabag removed, milk added, lovely. comments thing added. hoorah!