Does not take sugar. Frightened of putting on weight? (tea fascism part V)

no matter how desperate your situation, there is always time for a proper cuppa:
SCENE: Number 6’s kitchen. Number 86 is trying to slip him some drugged tea.

No. 6: There’s one thing, though: I cannot stand girls who don’t know how to make a decent cup of tea. (pours out cup.) A lesson: Empty pot. Rinse out. Warm the pot, always. (pours kettle water into pot) Rinse out. Now…. (pours spoonful of tea leaves) One for me, (another spoonful) one for thee, (another spoonful) one for the pot, (another spoonful) one for luck. Boiling water. Swtich off. Let stand for one monent. Oh, uh, pour the milk for me would you please? (6 goes to cupboard) Cup. Saucer. (86 slips some powder into 6’s cup as he watches out of the corner of his eye) Spoon. Good. Oh, the sugar, please, in the cupboard. (86 goes to another cupboard, 6 switches cups) Thank you. Pour …should be just about nice.

No. 2: (watching from the Green Dome) All charmingly domestic. (to midget butler) I think I’d like some tea!

— The Prisoner, A Change of Mind.

transcibed by myopicman on metafilter

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