My perfect cup of canteen tea
According to my friend Charlie the story goes like this:
Bag + Cup
Cup tilted at alarming angle and inserted into oversized hot water dispenser unit (with undersized dispenser tray)
Note water temperature at a maximum of 83 degrees. Some say, sub optimal, I say you’ll be lucky
Push and hold water button
Assuming approximately 30ml per second flow rate, count to 10.
Realise flow rate is slightly higher today as water isn’t running uphill and Anglia Water have another pump on
Watch water pour over the top of cup and dribble down the counter top.
Mop up = Brewing Time
Prod mechanical cow to dispense anywhere from 5-50ml of milk
Spend approximately 1 minute fishing around with a half melted and weak stemmed plastic spoon attempting to extract tea bag.
Add sugar, x2 sachets of fair-trade brown sugar, realising that x1 sachet equates to one third to one half a tea spoon
Stir feverishly with the remnants of the melted spoon.
Decamp to the office and enjoy. Ahh.