23 September 2008

A good cup of tea

Prior to the BIFHSGO conference Chris Watts and I went to Upper Canada Village, and on our way out stopped for a cup of tea at the cafe by the entrance. It demonstrated well what's wrong with most North American tea, including only having stewed, not fresh boiling water available to make it.

If you don't know how to make a good cup of tea take a look at this 1941 film or, if you use teabags try this 1955 film.

These are two of nearly 200 British offerings on YouTube from the British Film Institute.

Thanks to Ridge Williams for the tip (on the BFI films, not the tea).

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