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April 28, 2002
I discovered another of the terms-that-our-(children?)-will-not-understand… tea-strainer! I mean, is there really a whole generation of people out there who didn’t know life before the tea-bag?! Or is it just a very English thing? I ask because my American friend Polly (she’s 30) looked at me blankly when I mentioned the delights of making tea with a pot and a tea strainer. Off to Thailand, she asked me what gifts I would like. I asked for tea. I am currently enjoying Connoisseur’s Delight “Nerve-soothing Mellow Brew” along with my fortune cookie, which says: “Your determination to succeed ensures your success”.