"See that water boils full before you pour it," she added.
"Most Yanks never can get a decent pot of tea made."
By Afghanistan Matters from Brunssum, Netherlands (Not Just a Cup of Tea Uploaded by GiW) [CC BY 2.0
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules
After the recently examined history of how coffee changed the world, the most democratic thing to do would be to offer those of us who prefer tea a comparable treat — and what would be more appropriate than a reading of s his secret to the perfect cup of tea? The passage, which discusses “one of the most controversial parts of all” — the matter of the milk — is part of his altogether fantastic 1945 essay