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In 1946 English novelist and journalist George Orwell published an essay in the Evening Standard entitled “A Nice Cup of Tea.” For everyone who’s ever believed there’s an art to making a good cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy Mr. Orwell’s 11 “golden” rules for the perfect cup.

Disregarding the points that aren’t so relevant now, I agree with Orwell on the last two rules (albeit I was disappointed he didn’t say ‘eleventhly’ to introduce his last point).

[via George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea | The Kitchn.]