Tea is very important. Especially in the workplace.
Some people like their tea strong. Some people like their tea weak. Some like it with sugar. Some like it without milk.* Some prefer it in a fine china cup, and others don’t mind it in a chipped mug.
My work colleagues have become confused about an important aspect of tea, and I need to share this with you before I explode scalding hot tea on them.
Tea is strong when the tea bag has been left in longer and/or it is a strong blend anyway and/or you squeeze the bag against the side of the cup with the spoon.
Tea is weak if you don’t leave the bag in long and/or don’t stir it and/or select a delicate blend.
Tea is milky if you add a lot of milk.
Tea is not milky when you add a small amount of milk.
These are not the same thing, you idiots!!
Strong tea is not tea with less milk. When someone says they want a weaker tea, you cannot merely top it up with milk.
Is this difficult to understand?!
Don’t make me come over there and sort you out!
* handily removing the need to discuss whether the milk should go in before the tea, or after.