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12th Apr 2017

Apparently, a microwave makes a better cup of tea…

Rich Cooper

Is nothing sacred anymore? Is nothing sacred?

Apparently not even tea is sacred now. The only good thing left is under attack from Down Under. They want to destroy our way of life by suggesting that the best way to make tea is in the microwave.

A scientist, Dr Quan Vuong of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, published a study in 2012 that suggested that microwaving tea after adding the hot water produced a ‘healthier’ and tastier cup of tea.

The research has attracted a great deal of attention recently, in part following an episode of Broadchurch where David Tennant microwaves his cuppa, which in turn has lead to more attention following an article published on Australia’s ABC News.

Naturally, this has prompted a mixed response from the tea-drinking community.

Some were actually in favour of the unorthodox method.

https://twitter.com/iArePizza/status/851797193950457857

https://twitter.com/andrewwhiteau/status/851724701499924481

 

But many more were absolutely not in favour.

https://twitter.com/Phil_osophy2011/status/851802999349432320

There’s only one way to find out for sure, and that’s to make a cup in the microwave yourself. This will result in your arrest and execution, however, so it’s a question of whether you think it’s worth the risk.

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