A cup of tea can either make or break your relationship, a new study reveals.
An excellent tea requires tender care and love.
I like my tea in a sizeable mug. I can't stand the "half-empty type of people" who can't serve me a sweet, full cup of tea.
The color of the tea also matters. I don't like tea, which looks like some wired pale discharge or dark sewer water. I need that tea, which appeals to my eyes even before I put it to my mouth.
To prepare an excellent tea, you need to use the right amount of milk.
Adding too much of it won't make the tea better. It'll only make it taste overly milky.
Again, too little milk will make a tea that leaves your mouth dry, burned, and with a wired taste.
So, it's no surprise a new study has revealed that people who can make a good cup of tea are far more beautiful and attractive.
According to research by Plenty of Fish, a dating site, excellent tea-making skills can be a turn-on. In contrast, it'll be a turn-off if you prepare bad tea.
The study involved 2,500 participants.
69 percent of the participant said it's crucial always to remember how your partner likes their tea. A large number of participants confirmed that a brew could cost you a date.
37 percent were surveyed and admitted that if someone made them a weak tea, overly brewed (13 percent), or adding too much sugar (17 percent), it'd turn them off.
10 percent of the participants said adding milk as a substitute is unacceptable. And 9 percent said adding milk before water is a deal-breaker.
George Orwell also says in his essay, A Nice Cup of Tea:
"One should pour tea into the cup first. This is one of the most controversial points of all; indeed in every family in Britain, there are probably two schools of thought on the subject."
The milk-first school can bring forward some fairly strong arguments, but I maintain that my own argument is unanswerable. By putting the tea in first and stirring as one pours, one can exactly regulate the amount of milk, whereas one is liable to put in too much milk if one does it the other way around.
To avoid future disappointments, put the kettle on, make yourself an excellent cup of tea. Or at least, practice!