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Orwell and the everyday Cuppa tea

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ZoeybeGreen
1237756.  Sun May 21, 2017 2:08 pm Reply with quote

George Orwell, known for writing such works as 1984 and Animal farm also wrote the much more controversial work A Nice Cup of Tea in 1946 for the London Evening Standard. The late writer writes of eleven rules in making the English nectar. The Late writer does come to some generally intellectual statements, Such as "tea is one of the mainstays of civilisation in this country and causes violent disputes over how it should be made.

Mr Orwell also attempts to put an end to the controversy Milk or Tea first argument

"By putting the tea in first and stirring as one pours, one can exactly regulate the amount of milk, whereas one is likely to put in too much milk if one does it the other way round."

Personally, Orwell preferred a good strong tea...Well there you go, Orwell has spoken...but if you are a milk first person don't feel that this man is the be all and end more of the professional society. He used to drink tea out of a Saucer and was an outspoken homophobe.


Taylor, D. J. (2003). Orwell: The Life. Henry Holt and Company.

Orwell, George; Angus, Ian; Davison, Sheila (1998) [1946]. The Complete Works of George Orwell: Smothered under journalism. Secker & Warburg. p. 34.

John Morris "Some are more equal than others", Penguin New Writing, No. 40 1950

 

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