More from George Orwell March 09 2017

"I know very well that I am in a minority here. But still, hhow can you call yourself a true tea-lover if you destroy the flavor of your tea by putting sugar in it? It would be equally reasonable to put pepper or salt. Tea is meant to be bitter just as beer is meant to be bitter. If you sweeten it, you are no longer tasting the tea, you are merely tasting the sugar; you could make a ver similar drink by dissolving sugar in plain hot water."

from: A Nice Cup of Tea in the Evening Standard, 12th January 1946.