Baumer's beverage is made with the use of a tea bag, a prissy little package of delicately scented, finely shredded leaves wrapped in a thin gauze and festooned with a bright yellow label tied to a string so that the user need not scald her tender digits in the hot water. Baumer, like all the other hens and dandies known to enjoy tea, must "steep" the drink, which is a term for gently lowering the bag into a teacup holding the hot water.
On this occasion, Baumer removed the tea bag from the dainty brew and added one dollop of honey made by his friends the honeybees and a splash of milk straight from his mama's precious teat. But even with these additions, the tea was still too hot for Princess Jason's sensitive mouth, causing him to softly blow on the beverage with his lips pursed together like a little rosebud.
One fing in this country that really bothers me
is the inability of yanks to make a good cup of tea. . .
I mean, 'pour boiling water over the tea'
How simple and clear can instructions be?
They bring you a cup / with a lemon slice
And an un-opened teabag beside it / 'ow nice
And a pot of water / and it may be hot
But boilin' it isn't / so tea you 'ave not. . .
Whereas tea is a herb (or an herb if you insist)
freecellwizard: 1. Boil water in a pan.
late 13c., erbe, from O.Fr. erbe, from L. herba "grass, herb." Refashioned after Latin since 15c., but the h- was mute until 19c.
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