It takes two to tea in a civilized way. One to inquire, “How sweet? Or sour? Light or dark?” In other words, to want to know the little details, and perform them just so.
The other answers truthfully, “Just milk, for me, if you please.” “I take mine with lemon, but sugar, no.” “Black is fine, make that one mine, since you asked, thank you!”
Just a few little questions, curiosity and warmth – revealing our worlds, back and forth, over tea.