Sunday, February 22, 2004

time for tea

As discussed in a comment to Helen on previous post, Dr Phillip E. Muskett was not too taken with tea.
...when taken in excess it causes severe functional derangement of the digestive organs, and prejudicially affects the nervous system. The gentler sex are greatly given to extravagant tea-drinking, exceeding all bounds of moderation in this respect. Many of them, moreover, live absolutely on nothing else but tea and bread and butter. What wonder, then, that they grow pale and bloodless; that their muscles turn soft and flabby; that their nervous system becomes shattered; and that they suffer the agonies of indigestion? Chapter VI

The Bramah Museum's Procedure For Making Tea (via Plep)

Tea Bag Pyramid (via Oink)

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