Tea Wisdom from John Milton

Snow has been minimal this year, but when it finally decided to put together a small squall on a Sunday afternoon in NYC,  we were, of course, unprepared. To get out of the cold, we stopped for a cup of tea.

The tag on my tea bag held a quote attributed to John Milton…Yes, THAT John Milton, 17th Century English poet, essayist, and politician. Paradise Lost, Areopagitica, Lycidas….and currently an author for Celestial Seasonings.

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Now, there are two ways John Milton  would have viewed his words on an Earl Grey Tea bag:

  1. He would be horrified to see how he is being commercialized…especially as he was an Englishman who enjoyed a hot cup of tea.
  2. He was blind…he would not be able to read the tea bag tag.

I prefer the second way.

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