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19th Feb '18 2:22:44 AM Cryoclaste
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* SpaceCaptainSmith and his crew are often found drinking tea. The second novel, God Emperor of Didcot elevates tea to SpiceOfLife status, being what gives the British Space Empire an edge over its enemies by improving moral fibre.

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* SpaceCaptainSmith Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith and his crew are often found drinking tea. The second novel, God Emperor of Didcot elevates tea to SpiceOfLife status, being what gives the British Space Empire an edge over its enemies by improving moral fibre.
17th Feb '18 2:22:18 PM nombretomado
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* Fellow chap-hopper ProfessorElemental:

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7th Feb '18 9:22:06 AM AgProv
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* in the ''{{Discworld}}'' comtinuation fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes comes from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondaland]]. One of the UpToEleven markers Pessimal uses to denote [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondalandian-ness]] is an excessive fondness for rooibuis tea - a South African variant on the theme. Johanna is therefore inclined to always have some nearby and to fret if she looks like running out. A colleague who covers her duties as a Resident Housemistress at the Assassins' School is heard to remark that all there is in the housemistress's apartment kitchen is half a packet of biscuits and lots of that interestingly strange-tasting tea.

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* in the ''{{Discworld}}'' comtinuation fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes comes from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondaland]]. One of the UpToEleven markers Pessimal uses to denote [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondalandian-ness]] is an excessive fondness for rooibuis tea - a South African variant on the theme. Johanna is therefore inclined to always have some nearby and to fret if she looks like running out. A colleague who covers her duties as a Resident Housemistress at the Assassins' School is heard to remark that all there is in the housemistress's apartment kitchen is half a packet of biscuits and lots of that interestingly strange-tasting tea. And a lemon. ''And no milk''. [[note]]opinion is rivided as to whether rooibuis, or rooibos 9spelling varies) should be taken with or without milk. One opinion is that you are [[NoTrueScotsman No True South African]] if you add milk. [[/note]]
7th Feb '18 9:18:21 AM AgProv
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* in the ''{{Discworld}}'' comtinuation fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes comes from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondaland]]. One of the UpToEleven markers Pessimal uses to denote [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondalandian-ness]] is an excessive fondness for rooibuis tea - a South African variant on the theme. Johanna is therefore inclined to always have some nearby and to fret if she looks like running out. A colleague who covers her duties as a Resident Housemistress at the Assassins' School is heard to remark that all there is in the housemistress's apartment kitchen is half a packet of biscuits and lots of that interestingly strange-tasting tea.
18th Jan '18 1:22:31 AM jormis29
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** Stephen says that washing the teapot takes away the "character" of the flavor. Creator/DavidMitchell, as always, pokes a hole in this by pointing out that most people only ever use their teapot once a month when they want to feel civilized and if they didn't wash it out, it would go disgustingly moldy.

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** Stephen says that washing the teapot takes away the "character" of the flavor. Creator/DavidMitchell, Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}}, as always, pokes a hole in this by pointing out that most people only ever use their teapot once a month when they want to feel civilized and if they didn't wash it out, it would go disgustingly moldy.
4th Jan '18 6:49:50 PM DavidDelony
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Whenever a British character appears in an American series, they will invariably a) drink tea, and b) describe at great length how wonderful it is compared to coffee - that is, if the character has heard of coffee before coming to the United States. In fact, the mere act of drinking tea [[IAmVeryBritish automatically marks one as British]]. In real life, coffee is quite popular in the U.K.

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Whenever a British character appears in an American series, they will invariably a) drink tea, and b) describe at great length how wonderful it is compared to coffee - that is, if the character has heard of coffee before coming to the United States. In fact, the mere act of drinking tea [[IAmVeryBritish automatically marks one as British]]. In real life, coffee is quite popular in the U.K.
K., with tea consumption [[https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/02/great-britain-tea-decline/463452/ declining in favor of coffee]].
4th Jan '18 4:37:31 AM Cryoclaste
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* Music/EmilieAutumn, an ''American'' musician, employs a lot of Victorian aspects into her image, tea being probably the most important part after the asylum chic. To wit; she has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnbAQak0xyE&feature=related ''Medicate With Tea'']] about how she doesn't need drugs, she has tea, and also a cover of {{Queen}}'s ''We Will Rock You'' called - you guessed it - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06XCrKZn_ks&feature=related ''Tea Will Rock You'']] And it's fab.

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* Music/EmilieAutumn, an ''American'' musician, employs a lot of Victorian aspects into her image, tea being probably the most important part after the asylum chic. To wit; she has a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnbAQak0xyE&feature=related ''Medicate With Tea'']] about how she doesn't need drugs, she has tea, and also a cover of {{Queen}}'s Music/{{Queen}}'s ''We Will Rock You'' called - you guessed it - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06XCrKZn_ks&feature=related ''Tea Will Rock You'']] And it's fab.
31st Dec '17 8:15:22 AM Vox
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E2LisasRival Lisa's Rival]]", when part of Homer's sugar pile was stolen by a Brit.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E2LisasRival Lisa's Rival]]", when part of Homer's sugar pile was stolen by a Brit.stereotypical Englishman.
29th Dec '17 5:15:29 PM DavidDelony
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Whenever a British character appears in an American series, they will invariably a) drink tea, and b) describe at great length how wonderful it is compared to coffee - that is, if the character has heard of coffee before coming to the United States. In fact, the mere act of drinking tea [[IAmVeryBritish automatically marks one as British]].

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Whenever a British character appears in an American series, they will invariably a) drink tea, and b) describe at great length how wonderful it is compared to coffee - that is, if the character has heard of coffee before coming to the United States. In fact, the mere act of drinking tea [[IAmVeryBritish automatically marks one as British]].
British]]. In real life, coffee is quite popular in the U.K.
23rd Dec '17 11:52:46 AM nombretomado
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-->'''Harold''': Oh, ain't it pathetic? Your faith in the healing powers of a cup of tea! That's your answer to everything, ain't it? A nice cup of tea. The Englishman's panacea! "Mother just died? Oh, what a shame! Have a cup of tea" "Just been run over? Never mind, have a cup of tea". I have been offered tea for disasters, funerals, operations, floods, [[TheHomeFront war, Dunkirk, the Blitz]], [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning coronations]], piles, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan hysteria]], hunger marches and insomnia. Nice mug of tea in one hand and thumbs up for the camera with the other. [[StiffUpperLip Britain can take it]]! Well, they can have it. I'm sick and tired of being a cheerful, chirpy Cockney sparrow. I am as entitled to be as miserable and as depressed as anybody else. So you can stick your cup of tea [[UnusualEuphemism right back down the spout]]!

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-->'''Harold''': Oh, ain't it pathetic? Your faith in the healing powers of a cup of tea! That's your answer to everything, ain't it? A nice cup of tea. The Englishman's panacea! "Mother just died? Oh, what a shame! Have a cup of tea" "Just been run over? Never mind, have a cup of tea". I have been offered tea for disasters, funerals, operations, floods, [[TheHomeFront [[UsefulNotes/TheHomeFront war, Dunkirk, the Blitz]], [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning coronations]], piles, [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan hysteria]], hunger marches and insomnia. Nice mug of tea in one hand and thumbs up for the camera with the other. [[StiffUpperLip Britain can take it]]! Well, they can have it. I'm sick and tired of being a cheerful, chirpy Cockney sparrow. I am as entitled to be as miserable and as depressed as anybody else. So you can stick your cup of tea [[UnusualEuphemism right back down the spout]]!
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