One of my favourite things to do on a chilly day is to make myself a BRUU, light the fire, curl up in a chair, and read a book. I blissfully had the opportunity to do just that last weekend. My fiancé was out, I had the house to myself, and had a new book I was super excited to read. (Everything I have learned about love, by Dolly Alderton)
This got me thinking that I couldn’t possibly be the only one to love the cosy combination of a BRUU and a good book, so I did some research into Tea and literature… and Ding! Ding! Ding! I am most certainly not on my own with this one. The pure amount of super influential people that just so happen to mention tea was amazing!
Agatha Christie – “Tea! Bless ordinary, everyday afternoon tea!”
C.S Lewis was quoted as saying “you can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me”… couldn’t agree with him more!
And then we go to the quotes from books themselves, the real literature stuff…
“In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem. Fallen off your bicycle? Nice cup of tea. Your house has been destroyed by a meteorite? Nice cup of tea and a biscuit. Your entire family has been eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has travelled through a space/time portal? Nice cup of tea and a bit of cake.”
David Walliams – Mr Stink
“Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was. "Is there any tea on this spaceship?" he asked.”
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
It just goes to show that people who write and publish books for a living realise the importance of a good BRUU.
Here at BRUU towers, all our best thinking happens over a good cuppa, unless it's G&T Friday’s but still…
So go on, next time you are at a loose end or have a book you have been meaning to read for a while, give yourself permission to put the kettle on, and get lost in the pages. I promise you won’t regret it.