Christopher Hitchens tells USA how to make tea, with Orwell’s help – Telegraph

by Scott Smith

He complains that many establishments merely offer a mug of tepid water with a teabag lying on a plate, requiring the drinker to combine the two in a “ridiculous” manner.

Hitchens urges Americans to demand better when they ask for a cuppa in coffee shops such as Starbucks, citing George Orwell as an unlikely source for the “golden rules” of tea-making.