Wednesday, July 06, 2005

fig. 1 - The English Tea Ceremony is usually performed first thing in the morning, and often follows another one of England's noble and historic rites: "The Getting Pissed Down The Pub With Your Mates Ceremony". First, it is of the utmost importance that the English tea student enters the ceremony room in the correct manner. The left hand should be the first part of the body to cross the threshold, clutching the door jamb tightly for support. At this point the tea student also has the option of using his/her right hand to lightly massage the temples.


Blogger Paul Hewitt said...

There is an alternative. The morning after the night down the pub on some occassions where there is enough strength in the bones, the shortend ceremony involves a trip to the "tea Mecca". The best English tea can be sampled here. An ordinarily unassuming traditional english style cafe serves the best cup of tea, but the tea masters in these shrines train for years and their methods are shrouded in mystery. Usually involving 2-3 spoons of sugar and 1/2 pint of full fat milk.

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