A global industry exists to set standards for everything, from the kilogram to keeping time. There's even a set international standard set for making tea. People will argue their entire lives about the best way to make a cup of tea, but few have ever made an International Standard cup of tea, and Tom Scott explains why.
I make tea all afternoon and evening when the morning coffee pot runs out, so I take all the shortcuts: teabags and a microwave. That's because tea isn't a social occasion or a treat for me -it's what I drink. The standard for most Americans was posted at reddit.
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