For many of us, making tea is more than just making tea—it’s a reminder to stop and savor the moment. It’s also a highly-refined process that culminates in our version of the perfect cup of tea.
However, as hard-core as you may be when it comes to brewing, it’s almost guaranteed that someone out there is way more into it than you—and they’re probably an academic researcher.
From disappearing teaspoons to biscuit dunking, dribbling teapots to beverage spillage, academia has analyzed and overanalyzed everything about the tea drinking experience, making our consumption of the beverage a much more… scientific undertaking.
Read an academic’s wry take on how academics make tea.
You may even learn a tip or two for your next tea duel!