Time to brew
Lately I've been particularly bothered by a pet peeve of mine. It may seem trivial to most people, ok, probably everyone, but it drives me INSANE when people leave the tea bag in the cup until they're done with the entire drink. I mean, Starbuck's puts the tea bag in there and puts the lid on, but that's only so you won't spill the hot water on yourself, NOT so that you won't take the bag out. If you read the boxes it says to leave in there for 5 minutes. Some are only 2-3 minutes. Maybe you wonder why this bothers me? Well, I think that people aren't getting the best flavor out of their tea, so for some reason I can't imagine how they think they enjoy it. As a pretty regular tea drinker I know that it gets a "burnt" taste if you leave the bag in there for too long. Thus, for some reason it seems phony to me for people to like over-brewed teas. If you do this, I'm not judging you or anything, but try taking the bag out and see if it doesn't taste better to you.