The Proper Way to Make a Cup of Tea

Experts, especially British experts, both agree and disagree on the question: What is the proper way to make a cup of tea? Investigator Gary Dryfoos reminds us that there are audiovisual materials documenting some of those views. Here are a few of those materials. One might keep in mind that there is an official British standard, and that that standard — six pages in length —was honored with the 1999 Ig Nobel Literature Prize.

The final item on the list, below, conveys an innovative opinion, from the Thames Valley Police, as to the importance of knowing the proper way.