Red Hal wrote:
The boiling vessel referred to on British armoured vehicles is an FV706656 (actually referred to as a CV, not a BV, nowadays). As to the correct temperature for tea, I'll leave it to The Royal Society of Chemistry
to educate the interested reader.
Another of the benefits of using the loose tea method described in the aforementioned reference is that it allows the usage of tasseomancy, or tea leaf reading, a well respected
method of predicting the future
. For instance, finding a 10,000 ton lump of tea leaves at the bottom of your kettle may indicate, although this is not generally reported in any of the relevant literature
, that, on a personal level, "you will not have any tea tomorrow", as well as suggesting useful commodity trading advice, "the price of tea will increase dramatically in the coming months".