The Cup of Knowledge

the cup of knowledge

‘Shall I be Mother”?…

Is one of the comforting phrases of the British way of tea. It means, more or less, “I volunteer to pour out the tea from the teapot”.  Being “mother” means taking charge of the teapot and being responsible for pouring tea into cups, adding milk as required, overseeing the distribution of cups, and managing their replenishment.

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