Hello all you poor sad inhabitants of blogworld, Auntie Twisted is back to continue with my educational series. My bloody nephew is still winging about my use of his precious computer, something inane like "I've got to finish my reports Auntie" Spineless wimp.
Anyway, tea drinking.
1. Holding the cup.
Do not, under any circumstances hold the cup with your little finger sticking out, as illustrated by the handsome lad in the photograph above. It makes you look like a complete prat. What on Earth are you going to do with your finger held like that?
Pick your nose?
Pick your friend's nose?
Scrape up some suspicious white powder and sniff it? (not while I'm around buster, not if you want to still have a nose tomorrow. Capiche?
2.Choice of cup.
No real problem here. Not a cup, not one of those pansy porcelain cups. It has to be a mug.
Any brand of good strong English Breakfast Tea will do. I Know that the nephew and I are Scottish, and that we would both normally expire or commit Seppuku rather than admire anything "English", but in this case the bastards got it right. (The only other thing we admire about the English is Joanna Lumley (for the nephew) and David Niven (for me)) Earl Gray stinks like an over-ripe flower shop, and should really only be drunk by guys who also like delicate flowers or double basses. Always with Lemon and Honey, never milk and sugar. The rest of the blends available I would throw to the pigs.
Milk and sugar, or the Army way, extra milk and sugar plus condensed milk. It's ingrained in the Army psyche that the first response to any serious injury or shock is Hot, Sweet Tea. (except for a stomach wound). We get issued with a tube (like a toothpaste tube) of condensed milk, so we can have a good cup of tea when the situation and the enemy allow. Lemon is for Earl Gray only, except if you get really weird and start drinking iced tea. I always thought a cold beer or two, or even a Gin & Tonic would be better, but if you must drink non-alcoholic, then a nice cold, lemony and quite sweet tea would be acceptable. (still better with a dash of whisky) (almost anything is, except a Vindaloo)
Biscuits, Rich Fruit Cake or hot buttered toast with Marmite. Biscuits can be either Digestive or Rich Tea. Only barbarians would suggest chocolate biscuits. How on Earth can you dunk a chocolate biscuit in your tea; it melts, and the tea just does not taste right after that.
Well that's about all,I'd better give this computer back to "El Whinger". Who cares if the school reports aren't done anyway.
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