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Thru the Storm  [message #78471] Tue, 14 February 2023 08:34 Go to previous message

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There are some things I need to understand.  In chapter 3 we have an American mother aologising for having "only" English Breakfast Tea, and suggesting that it can be had with cream or sugar.

Two strange cultural things here. Cream is one.  We use milk. and the two aren't alternatives, becauise you can have milk and/or sugar. People drink it black. By no means many drink it black, but people do.

Teabags I understand, and yes, they are far better in a teapot because the water has room to circulate, but does the USA not have loose tea?

And what is odd about English Breakfast Tea that requires apology?

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