Perfect cup of tea

American scientist recommends adding a pinch of salt to tea...

US Embassy responds with this -

Don't know what is worse, salt or microwaving the water....
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  • elsien
    elsien Posts: 32,294
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    I think the microwave bit comes from American homes not having electric kettles as a rule.
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  • Keep_pedalling
    Keep_pedalling Posts: 16,211
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    Americans make the worst cup of tea in the world so what do they know? 
  • FreeBear
    FreeBear Posts: 14,262
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    Americans make the worst cup of tea in the world so what do they know? 
    They also make lousy coffee, beer, and cheese.

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  • fatbelly
    fatbelly Posts: 20,233
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    Shame they don't know the difference between assure and ensure
  • Abbafan1972
    Abbafan1972 Posts: 6,843
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    Yes, the Americans cannot make tea to save their lives! 
    I think we’ve all seen this video lol. 
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  • Mnoee
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    Well, it made me giggle. I'm pretty certain the American embassy in London has a kettle and are well aware that microwaving water is something we mock Americans for. It's dangerous if nothing else, superheating! 

    I'll take tea banter with the US over the tea based drama of 250 years ago, at least. 
  • mr_stripey
    mr_stripey Posts: 636
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    FreeBear said:
    Americans make the worst cup of tea in the world so what do they know? 
    They also make lousy coffee, beer, and cheese.

    chocolate and whisky can be added to this list too
  • Eldi_Dos
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    Lets not be snooty about others less fortunate, if you where drawing water from that postcode you would be looking at ways to improve a cuppa.

    Another reason some taxi drivers will not go south of the river after a certain time.
  • twopenny
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    If they made it properly they wouldn't need to add salt.

    My worst ever cuppa was in Delhi of all places. Tea bags of sweepings, Liptons. 
    And while you're mocking, who here uses a teapot?

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  • DullGreyGuy
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    FreeBear said:
    Americans make the worst cup of tea in the world so what do they know? 
    They also make lousy coffee, beer, and cheese.

    Beer is more a matter of extremes... vast quantities of terrible mass market garbage but some really excellent small brewery stuff. 

    Cheese is more complex, given that a lot of what they produce can't even legally be called cheese in some countries. Have been told they do also have small scale producers that are really good, ones I've tried are more middle of the road but on a relative basis amazing. 
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