…you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar…{Quote}

“Lastly, tea — unless one is drinking it in the Russian style — should be drunk without sugar. I know very well that I am in a minority here. But still, how can you call yourself a true tea-lover if you destroy the flavour of your tea by putting sugar in it? It would be equally reasonable to put in pepper or salt. Tea is meant to be bitter… If you sweeten it, you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar; you could make a very similar drink by dissolving sugar in plain hot water.” George Orwell, How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

I found this amusing quote on how to make tea perfect by George Orwell on Brain Pickings. It is part of the essay A Nice Cup of Tea. I am tea lover myself and one of my favourite tea places to get the loveliest cup of tea is Good and Proper, a place perhaps George Orwell would approve of.

Sunday Links

1. How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea: George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules
Great advice on tea.

2. Afternoon Tea
Another tea related item – This time a beautiful book with amazing use of graphics and colour.

3. Party Baby
I featured a quote from Kumamiki this week. I really appreciate the creativity she puts into her work and the outcome is always so cute!

4. PS I Love You: Dotted Brushes
A really useful technique to know on Photoshop that if your anything like me can be easily forgotten.

5. Cat Cup Face
How did it get stuck? So funny… I love the other cats expression.

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