How to make a cup of tea
The teabag IS the tea. It is not a garnish to be laid on the side of the saucer like a piece of lettuce. Therefore when the cup arrives the teabag should be residing in some freshly boiled water. It should have been there for quite a while.
It is too late to put it in when the water is tepid. This is a teabag having a lukewarm bath.
Tea is only formed when boiling water is poured over it.
English people need real cups of tea for medical reasons.
PS If I ask for milk - it is cold milk and not the hot frothy stuff I was served up like some flipping tea- a- ccino today.
PPS your coffee if good.
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