5 Famous Tea Drinkers in Nerd Culture
There are those who like tea, those who love tea, and those who begin to feel as if their world might fall apart if they don't get a cuppa soon. The people we created Nerdfuel teas for actually.
Tea is, let's face it, one of the oldest and most revered beverages in the world, with an estimated 3,000 varieties. To love tea, a drink that has long served as an example of cross-cultural exchange and regional identity, is to love flavor and warmth.
From writers and actors to Prime Ministers, presidents and emperors, there are plenty who have declared a passionate love for the hot liquid. But it’s those that have been conjured up in fiction, in books, comics, movies and TV shows that are often best remembered for that passionate relationship with tea. Here's a look at some of our favorites.
Ramona: Scott Pilgrim Versus The World
Ramona's cupboards are brimming with tea - even if Scott believes she made some of them up - and given that she has such 'Catholic' tea tastes we are sure that any one of our Nerdfuel teas would be able to find a spot in her kitchen with ease.
Mrs Doyle - Father Ted
For those who have not discovered this bonkers tale of exiled priests we suggest you catch up soon. Those who have know just how enthusiastic their housekeeper, Mrs Doyle, is about tea, and just how hard it is to turn a cup she offers down. Unless you're Father Jack that is.
Arthur Dent- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Oh, he may be stuck on an alien ship, with a mate who's turned out to be an alien, and have just seen his own planet blown up in front of his eyes but Arthur Dent is a man who gets his priorities straight. If he is going to die he'll go out the right way, after a nice cup of tea. Even if he has to destroy said spaceship to get one.
Across many regenerations The Doctor has always had a fondness for tea, even if the Fifth Doctor did describe it as "a noxious infusion of oriental leaves containing a high percentage of toxic acid" (that he rather liked) The Eighth Doctor warned that one should "never turn down tea if it's offered. It's impolite, and that's how wars start." and without his tea the Third Doctor might have gone quite mad stuck on Earth with U.N.I.T for all that time. And there was that time when even the Daleks got a bit too excited about tea...
It's probably the epitome of tea love - and Britishness - when you invite your psychopathic arch enemy over for a tea party, but when does Sherlock ever do what's expected?