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|Ive been sitting here for the past 2 hours (its about 5 am) in my cold basement somewhere in Canada, surfing the net, really needing a nice cup of tea. Not residing in this country very long and very dubious of what resembles tea over here, last week I ordered a tea with milk from a local Coffee-Time. My husband brought it to me, I sipped it and said "does this tea taste like ****?" - vaguely reminiscent of that famous Austin Powers sketch. My long-suffering hubby duly returned the luke- warm sludge, only to discover that the server had placed the tea-bag into the cup and filled it up with black coffee!|
p.s. the only English biscuit I can find in my local store is McVities Digestive (plain) - thank heavens for small mercies. But it doesn't quite taste the same?????
Anne - Toronto
||Hello from Nova Scotia Canada!|
I was just writing to you regarding the e-mail you received, in which the writer spoke of bubbles in tea being called "money bubbles". All my life, each time I poured the tea in front of my mother, she would say "Look! Bubbles! That means you'll have money coming in!" We made it into a game and the trick was to learn to pour the tea for maximum bubblage. According to my Mum, my grandmother always used to say "Drink your bubbles dear!" to her when she was a child.
I've also heard that bubbles in your tea means someone's talking about you.
My mother is British but grew up in Wales during the war. She thinks it's an old Northern Wales saying.
||Dear Nicey and The Wife and the Younger Members of Staff,|
Now that everyone seems to be jumping on the "sop" bandwagon, are you going to have to come up with a "sop" icon? Personally I find the idea of sop in all it's guises a rather loathsome one (particularly the latest regarding fried breakfasts - yuk), but I am sure there may be some people out there who want to search for sop-related stories using your excellent icon search facility - maybe to get ideas for new sopping experiences, the poor misguided fools... If you ask me they're all just abusing a perfectly decent cup of tea and I'm sure even Mrs Doyle wouldn't approve (oh g'wan, y'will...)
Yours very not-soggily,
P.S. Love the new dunking icon - it still wouldn't make me want to put soggy things in my tea though...
|Nicey replies: I think we'll leave 'Sop' to the equally excellent but no so pretty text based search. Anyhow lets all have a rousing post Friday lunchtime 'Hoorah!' for the new Dunking icon, how did we get by without for so long?
||hi nicey, my name's joe meredith|
right now i'm a first year at wadham college, oxford, and recently a few good friends of mine have formed a new society: the tea society. we meet on sundays at half past four, where we all have a cup of tea and whatever cakes and biscuits anyone brings along. it's open to allcomers, and we even made some nice posters to put up. we're aiming to bring a bit of calm to the often stuffy-and-uptight world of oxford uni, through the power of a cuppa.
we'd just like to say that it's a very lovely site you have. keep up the great work.
|Nicey replies: Well done, but you need to meet on a daily basis about 2 or 3 times at least.
One day while I was having a nice cup of tea the person I was talking to (who was not having one) asked if I minded if she dunked her biscuit into my tea.
I found (a little to my surprise, because I'm not that finicky where food is concerned) that I did mind, and politely declined her request. It was the thought of someone else's soggy crumbs at the bottom of my cup that did it.
What is the etiquette of inter-personal dunking? Does it depend on the relationship between the person with the biscuit and the person with the cup of tea? (The person who asked me was an acquaintance.) Are there people out there who don't mind and are prepared to put up with a bit of sog at the bottom of their cups for the sake of biscuit-loving, non-tea-drinking dunkers?