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May 3, 2007

Orwell's Eleven Golden Rules of Tea

Today I was directed toward George Orwell’s essay A Nice Cup of Tea. This is serious business. He begins, “When I look through my own recipe for the perfect cup of tea, I find no fewer than eleven outstanding points. On perhaps two of them there would be pretty general agreement, but at least four others are acutely controversial. Here are my own eleven rules, every one of which I regard as golden.” I was intrigued by his assertion that drinking Indian tea makes one feel “wiser, braver and optimistic.” Interestingly, apparently Chinese tea doesn’t have the same effect.

One thought on “Orwell's Eleven Golden Rules of Tea”

  1. Stuart L says:

    And even with this guide you still can’t get a good cup of tea in the colonies.

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