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22 September 2011 @ 01:34 am
Someone asked me what I thought re: the Doctor's tea preferences:  

"Hm--I haven't given it a ton of thought. Which is weird given that I wrote that whole Eight fic set in a tea house...

I think Three bitches about UNIT canteen tea but actually doesn't mind, and drinks asian teas and finer, rich, possibly malty old-fashioned blacks for pleasure, potentially no objection to sugar and milk when he thinks the tea would benefit from it (I'd say similar things about One). Three could go for a chai.

Four drinks WEIRD SHIT like Tibetan yak butter tea (Two might be this sort of man as well, but also like a nice English or Irish breakfast, sweet and milky).

Five is a STAUNCH TRADITIONALIST who takes his Earl Grey without milk, it's not SUPPOSED to have milk, you know *glare*, and allows himself a respectable amount in say, Indian teas.

Six likes bubble tea and IS NOT ASHAMED. Sugar. SUUUUUGAR. His one snobbery is against 'Herbal *tea*--HERBAL TEA?!?! *spit* PERI! I know you're American, but how COULD you?!'

Seven goes for the bitter, milkless, smokey lapsangy ones that bespeak the mystery of the Cartmel Master Plan with every enigmatic sip *eyeroll*.

Eight WILL TRY ANYTHING O_O but is mostly a sugary milky blacks man.

Nine will go for plain PG Tips or Twinings Everyday, or a good builders, and Ten likewise.

Eleven's tea-leaves haven't been grown yet, and will be harvested by River, wearing a bee-keeper suit for no reason. 'Spoooooilers' she will whisper to the leaves. These do not care, because they are leaves, but the sound will carry across the paddies to a monk walking along the Indonesian road, and this monk will breed a plant which people will use in salads in the 27th century, and one day Rory will eat a salad with that in it and discover he is Mildly Allergic. "I won't be having that again," he'll say, once the swelling has finally subsided. It will be v. moving."

BYO TEA RELATED THEORIES AND THOUGHTS! Show related or just random.
ushas42: teaushas42 on September 22nd, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
Huh, the Doctor doesn't seem to be much of a green tea man in any incarnation. Pah! Green tea is for young people.

Eleven would so drink only teas grown in aeroponic zero-gravity space station farms orbiting Io. Or GABA oolong. He'd make such a wounded face when Amy told him it tasted weird.
x_losficx_losfic on September 22nd, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
But like, think of the rich long history of green tea in asia, and Three's bit Thing for Asia? I could see it, in an Uncle Iroh from Avatar kind of way. One & Iroh: weird old crotchety tea bffs (because One is basically King Boomie).
ushas42: M/3ushas42 on September 22nd, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
That's true. I'd forgotten Three's Asian Thing, with the weird Mao name-dropping and the knowledge of Tibetan he later forgets.
x_losficx_losfic on September 22nd, 2011 08:42 am (UTC)
He's practicing to be Eight.
Mrs Darcy: Tea (11) by cheesygirlelisi on September 22nd, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
Mere words can not adequately describe how much I love this!
x_losficx_losfic on September 22nd, 2011 08:22 am (UTC)
Hah, thanks!
finmagik on September 22nd, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
OH I love it!
promethia_tenkpromethia_tenk on September 22nd, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
Hahahah! Very nice.
tweedymcgeetweedymcgee on September 22nd, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Nine and Ten: Totally. Assam guys through and through.

I love the pointless bee-keeper suit, because it's true. AUGH, MOFF.
x_losficx_losfic on September 22nd, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Someone up-thread theorized that Ten has bonded with whatever tea initially saved his regeneration. Unfortunately knowing Jackie, it might well have been tetley. x_x
tweedymcgeetweedymcgee on September 23rd, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
No doubt he did. (Ugh, Tetley. Maybe it was Typhoo! That'd be all right!)

It's just occurred to me, I've written six Ten fics, and there's tea in three of them. Hmm.