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||I too was told about the 'money' in your tea by my mother, whilst growing up in the 50s. She came from Dublin so maybe it's a celtic thing? She was a vigorous stirrer 'though (as I later came to be in the days when I took sugar with it) so maybe this is how the air became incorporated! I reinvested all the money I made in one of those aerolatte froth whisk things, which, although great for milky coffee, don't work in tea.....|
||Absolutely true.I find that if I collect the bubbles the money does come in. I started doing this way back when I started work. It is a regular occurrence for me, usually the money arrives in my bank account at the end of each month. I have documentary evidence to prove this.|
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||Well, it's not as interesting, but possibly more useful:|
My gran pointed out to me when I was young that if you had made several cups in one go and have forgotten which ones you put sugar in, they will be the ones with bubbles in the centre. It's been so long since I had sugar in tea, I haven't tested it recently. Maybe this requires further investigation.
||At first mention of the 'money' in tea, I didn't twig until I read Karen's e-mail. My family also hails from Newcastle and I remember when I was quite young trying to catch the penny shaped/sized island of frothy milky stuff, created in a milky coffee when you stir it, on a spoon, all in one, in order to drink it and thus come to good fortune. I can only assume that this originated from a tea thing because all my Geordie relatives drink tea, only tea, and by the bucketful!|
Incidentally, I now believe that it is completely impossible to catch all the froth in one, some always gets away (damn that surface tension) and thus the tea gods will never have to shower anyone with riches, cunning eh?
Just so's you know, I live in Essex and I too have heard the bubbles/money theory. When I pour tea I have the odd habit of raising the pot up and down as I pour. This creates the bubbles. (What can I say - think it makes tea look more attractive with all the bubbles!)
Anyhoot, I did this one time at my in-laws house and my mother in law took one look and claimed I had money coming to me. Sadly, she couldn't explain why this might be so, only that the bubbles were a sign. My mother in law came from North London so the saying is obviously known around that particular area.
Incidentally - the bubbles were wrong.
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