As it turned out, this Beatle member really loves his tea!
This photo is actually one of the many that we’ve come across of John Lennon having a cup of tea through the ages! In 2010, on the anniversary of John’s assassination, his wife Yoko Ono wrote an anecdote remembering John “the teamaker”:
John and I are in our Dakota kitchen in the middle of the night. Three cats: Sasha, Micha and Charo are looking up at John, who is making tea for us two…
“Yoko, Yoko, you’re supposed to first put the tea bags in, and then the hot water.” John took the role of the teamaker, for being English. So I gave up doing it. It was nice to be up in the middle of the night, when there’s no sound in the house, and sip the tea John would make.
One night, however, John came up with “I was talking to Aunt Mimi this afternoon and she says you are supposed to put the hot water in first. Then the tea bag. I could swear she taught me to put the tea bag in first, but…”
“So all this time, we were doing it wrong?”
We both cracked up. That was in 1980. Neither of us knew that it was to be the last year of our life together.
All information in this article were sourced from Imagine Peace. See other photos of John Lennon drinking tea on Retronaut!
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