So my trip to a local cafe went like this:
“Hot tea, please”.
(I have learnt to ask for hot tea, as opposed to iced tea.)
(He looks confused.)
“No. Hot. Tea. Please.”
(The server looks pleadingly to his co-worker.)
“She wants tea. Hot tea.”
(The co-worker looks bemused, just like me.)
“Yes, hot tea.”
I point to the packets of tea behind him. I am relieved to see earl grey (gray here) as an option. I am more relieved to see him put the bag into the cup and then pour the water on. A proper cup of tea.
Really. Since when does ‘hot tea’ sound like ‘cheese Danish’. And more importantly what is a cheese Danish?