Can you imagine what the world was like when Tea was an expensive commodity. Locked up in beautiful lead/ tin lined boxes, rationed out to make the perfick cuppa. Served in bone china tea cups where the cups were so thin the light could shine through them. The long standing argument of Tea first in the cup or milk first. I believe true affectionardos like to put the tea in before the milk, my Mum always put it in first.
I spent 40 years of my life hating tea you see my husband used to drink it so strong the spoon stood up in it and it was a curios color that stand the china. I now drink rather weak Tea and really enjoy it . So I shall put the kettle on cheerio xgins