If there’s one thing the British love, it is a hot beverage. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate – you name it. The people love a hot drink.
Thankfully, as a lover of beverages hot and cold, I’m quite happy to take part in the near-worship of the hot drink as an institution. Tea for breakfast, afternoon tea, tea after dinner: I’ll take it any time of day. In fact, I’m drinking a cup of tea right now. I take mine with milk and a teaspoon of sugar, although Simon tells me adults don’t drink sugar in their tea. I plead my American case: I’m an infant in my Englishness, and that’s my excuse.