March 20, 2005
photo credit: MyTangerineDreams
Apparently George Orwell set down 11 ironclad rules for making the perfect cup of tea. Unfortunately, the BBC doesn’t much agree with him.
Dr Andrew Stapley, a chemical engineer at Loughborough University, has brought the weight of his scientific knowledge (and shameless personal preferences) to bear on the question of the perfect cuppa, and found that Orwell was wrong on a number of points.
Check the article for their whole point-by-point refutation for how to make a modern British perfect cup of tea…
I actually rather agree with Ol’ George on a number of points. I like my tea strong, and I don’t like sugar in it. They can keep the milk, too.