There’s no debate about this. If you’re going to give visitors to London something of a welcoming treat – a reference to our culture – then a cup of tea is a no-brainer. Serving up a cup of tea in a goodie bag would be a little messy come the time to hand them out. So, I’m advocating a packet of tea bags (yes, tea bags), a teapot, a cup and saucer and a set of instructions.
I don’t claim to offer the ultimate set of directions for the perfect cup of tea. Instead, something instructional about how I like mine. If anything, it provides an excellent resource for anyone offers to make me a cup and asks me in future ‘How do you like it?’ Who knows, I might even use it when I’m staying in hotels abroad.