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Monday, September 28, 2009

No milk in your tea?

“And you never have milk in your tea?” Mum said it sympathetically, finding it hard to believe.
“Never. Tastes better. Really. You should try it,” said Frances.
“At my age! Tea without milk.” She laughed, then tried one more time. “Frances, you never had milk in your tea? Not ever?”
Frances confessed to drinking her coffee black too.
“Oh, well, coffee, yes, but tea? Funny, really. Oh, well.”

10 comments:

Mrs. Bee said...

A belated 'Happy Birthday' to your dear wife..what a lovely kitty...he looks full of kitten-spunk!
No milk in your tea? oh, I must have some please :)

Smitten by Britain said...

Sorry Frances, I side with mum.
Try it.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Has to be with milk here too.
It's the 'Brit' way..

Emm said...

Ha ha! At a super, big push I can have tea without sweetner in but I cannot even consider having tea without milk. I have skim milk though.

Amy said...

I have tea without milk, but my coffee has to have milk. I tried tea with milk once, but it seemed.....wrong. LOL

ProdigalWife said...

Guess it's just you and me, Amy!

JamaGenie said...

Much as my mother tried to deny her English roots, she brought me up on tea with milk (and sugar), which I'm guessing is how she learned to drink it from her Brit-born father and his parents.

Nishant said...

At a super, big push I can have tea without sweetner in but I cannot even consider having tea without milk. I have skim milk though
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Teachinfourth said...

Or milk without tea?

Michelloui said...

Im with Frances, even after 19 years in the UK I still cant quite down a cup of tea with milk. If given to me on the assumption that I am normal, I will sip politely but never finish it!