Today I taught Tim an essential husband skill – how to make a good cup of tea. This is a man who hates all tea, hot or iced, and has never been schooled in the art of making tea for anyone else. Obviously, if he is to make a suitable husband, this is a skill he will need to acquire quickly. Everyone knows tea tastes better when someone who loves you makes it just the way you like it.
The most complicated step in the process is always deciding upon the correct amount of sugar (for black tea only, of course). The Jenn sugar scale is approximately thus*:
Great day = no sugar or 2 sugars, depending on my mood
Ok/average day = ½ sugar
Crappy day = 1 sugar
Seriously awful, murderous day = 2 sugars
Sick = 2 sugars
The amount of milk should always remain constant. When there is no milk to be had, the sugar scale goes out the window and I should probably just make it myself.
To his credit, Tim went to the commissary (i.e. grocery store) by himself today and, even though I was in a huff and told him not to bother, he came back with 100 Lipton black tea bags. A+.
*This scale is subject to change at any time, for any reason.