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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

Considering my nationality, it’s unlikely I’ll elicit much shock when I say that I love a good cup of tea. Of the habits I’ve retained on this side of the ocean, a proper cuppa is the one that’s least likely to fade.

It therefore surprised me to learn that I’ve been making it wrong all this time – we all have. A chemical engineer from Loughborough University says we should be doing things a particular and very specific way if we want to be truly refreshed.

Now, I’m a big fan of science and perfectly happy to incorporate most new discoveries into my daily life, but I’m having a mental roadblock...

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