I know it's come up before herein, but I just have to vent my tea wrath! DH and I had a lovely meal at The American Bounty in Hyde Park. We were served by charming hardworking students and ate imaginative well cooked food. I chose a deconstructed apple tart for dessert which was presented on a plate with a gorgeous drizzled sugar fan and a dollop of creme fresh, and then came my cup of tea. Sitting on a saucer was a little plastic handled pyrex pot full of hottish water and a tagless tea bag dangled alongside. My husband had freshly brewed coffee, with refills offered, and I got this stupid beverage that resembled tea after it sat in the cup a while.
Coffee drinkers don't get an empty cup and a spoonful of Maxwell House instant coffee. Why do we tea drinkers get this inferior product? I just don't understand how it is harder to brew tea than coffee.