The Elixir of life. No greater destiny can be known by any leaf than this: that it should lay down its life as an infusion.
The British nation consumes a larger volume of water each day in tea than in every other domestic soft drink put together, including drinking water straight.
When they say we are a nation of tea drinkers, they're not taking the pee. (Although thanks to the diuretic properties of tea, shortly afterwards, most of us are.)
Brit 1: Fancy a cuppa?
Brit 2: Erm, what time is it?
Brit 1: 11:15.
Brit 2: Give me five minutes, I've just got to pee out the 10:30.
<vanishes, and promptly reappears looking happy.>
Brit 2: Bring it on. Milk, two sugars, and put it in a mug, not one of those girlie cups on saucers. Think Man Tea.
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