Tall latte

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Thu Sep 12 20:48:34 UTC 2013

On 09/12/2013 01:01 PM, paul johnson wrote:
> Have to ask, what happened when you asked for "a cup of tea"?

I got asked what kind of tea I wanted.  And then the problem started.

> On 9/12/2013 12:55 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
>> On 09/11/2013 03:30 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> When I moved to Minneapolis, I found that asking for "regular tea" got
>> me only blank looks.  Finally, I learned that to get standard orange
>> pekoe without milk or cream, I needed to ask for "black tea."
>> I had previously lived in Ulster County NY, NYC, San Francisco, and Los
>> Angeles.

Dan Goodman
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