Friday, September 28, 2007

A very serious conundrum...


The British have a nice tradition of having tea around 4pm every day and this is something that I've decided to adopt since being here. It sort of perks up the afternoon - especially afternoons when it's grey and chucking it down with rain like this one. However, I usually go about making tea without thinking too much whether there is milk in the house. So, when it turns out that there isn't what is one supposed to do? The tea is ready and hot and if I go out in the rain to get milk it will be cold when I return. Am I supposed to just drink the tea without milk? It's slightly bitter and not so nice then. These are the sorts of dilemmas that only one source I know can deal with...the internet. I turn to Google for the answers. Google, not letting me down, tells me that milk in the tea can block the health gains of drinking tea in the first place. Google finds that George Orwell thought that tea should be bitter. And lastly, Google finds that my bloodflow is improved by foregoing the milk. Ahh, I shouldn't have worried and brought my conundrum to Google in the first place.

4 comments:

Aaron Stewart said...

powered milk always saves the day ;)

David Cuthbert said...

Never had tea in my milk until grad school. One of the other grad students from Sri Lanka, in impeccable Queen's English, informed us that only the poor in Sri Lanka go without milk in their tea.

So I had to try it (never mind that I was a poor grad student at the time). Not bad, and I can understand the appeal. But I still usually take it without.

John and Kat said...

Kelsey, if you don't know where we buy the milk, you can always just ask us....

Turn right out of the front door and it's across to your left at the end of the road ater 150metres.

kate said...

Someday very soon, Google will rule the world!

And I am perfectly okay with that.