A Proper Cup of Tea:
Fill the kettle with fresh freshwater (not fresh saltwater, and make sure the water hasn't been anywhere near one of our pirates...no telling what they might have done in, er..., to it.)
Put the kettle on to boil.
Once the water is boiling, pour a bit of it into your mug (return the kettle to the heat) and swish it around to warm it up (swish the mug, don't put on a pink dress and swish about the ship).
Pour the water out of the cup, place your teabag (the bag of tea, not the other teabag) in the cup, and pour the water (boiling, not boiled) into the cup.
Let steep for a minute or two, remove the teabag, and enjoy.
—Captain the Reverend C.S. Rowan, Esq., Gentleman Pirate
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