Maw, she's blogging about tea again!

How not to drink tea:

  1. Wash teacup and spoon, which are still dirty from the last cup of tea that you drank, and probably rife with all kinds of bacteria.
  2. Fill electric kettle and set it to boil.
  3. When kettle boils, pour the water over the teabag.
  4. Allow to steep for a few minutes.
  5. Add milk, which goes delightfully well with this tea.
  6. Let tea cool on your desk.
  7. Go to meeting, forgetting about tea.
  8. Leave meeting to advise drop-in student.
  9. Return to desk; tea is now cold.
  10. Become ensaddened by cold tea.
  11. Microwave cold tea. This is never ideal, especially when the milk is already in there, but GOSHDARNIT, you MADE this tea and you're going to DRINK it!
  12. Accidentally put an extra 0 in the microwave time so you microwave it for 3:00 instead of 0:30.
  13. Leave the kitchenette and get involved in something else.
  14. Hear microwave beep and think, that seems like it took longer than 30 seconds.
  15. Discover that tea has boiled over and microwave is full of tea.
  16. Make a sort of combination scream/grumble noise.
  17. Give up, further ensaddened. Dump what is left of tea into the sink, clean out microwave, clean burned-on tea off cup.
  18. Refill electric kettle and boil water.
  19. Reuse teabag from before because it was your last Rooibos teabag and you saved it for a second cup, little knowing that you would never get to taste the first, so all you get is this second, inferior cup.
  20. Add milk.
  21. Put cup on table behind your desk and forget about it until it is lukewarm.
  22. Drink lukewarm second-cup tea rather than risking microwaving it again!
  23. Sigh.

srah - Wednesday, 23 July 2008 - 4:42 PM

Comments (6)

gravatar spudart - July 23, 2008 - 6:36 PM -

I guess it's a good thing that I have an aluminum cup for my tea at work. (aluminum on the outside, plastic on the inside), so i can't microwave it. I often get the cold tea scenario too, and am saddened that I can't nuke it up. Although I do have a friend here at work who saves his cold tea and puts in the fridge to make iced tea out of it! Isn't that nifty? I should do that too.

gravatar J - July 23, 2008 - 10:17 PM -

Aw. Ensaddened.

gravatar cuileann - July 24, 2008 - 5:18 AM -

Oh, haha. I totally do that too - boil the water and fix my tea just right, then forget about it till it's cold.

gravatar Cheryl - July 24, 2008 - 8:10 AM -

You are my grandma. She used to forget about her tea all the time. She was always finding cups of cold tea in the microwave.

gravatar Aunt Pam - July 24, 2008 - 9:29 AM -

Here's a little video for you.

gravatar srah - July 24, 2008 - 9:36 AM -


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