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Is Tea Sexy Now?

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Tea, otherwise known as leaf water, is possibly the least sexy beverage, right after 青青青国产在观免费2018a tall glass of sweaty milk. Often dangerously hot and tasteless without fixings, it must be sipped (primly, or else ceremoniously). What’s more, a spill could mean grave injury to yourself or others. Tea — like Chardonnay or prune juice — simply doesn’t communicate the same kind of excitement or taste of say, a flute of Champagne, a frosty martini, or a glass bottle of expensive European water.

And yet, as I was watching the attractive, horny Irish protagonists of Hulu’s Normal People sip their tea, so moody and sexy and grave about the whole thing, I had a passing thought: Maybe, just maybe, tea is hot? Perhaps Normal People青青青国产在观免费2018’s orbits of intellectual sexiness include polite little drinks?

青青青国产在观免费2018It turns out that, yes, maybe. My evidence and spoilers are ahead:

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青青青国产在观免费2018Marianne and Connell drink tea while having a frustrated conversation — confrontation, even — after they first start having sex and he ignores her at school. The tea drinking is quite hot: perhaps because of their uniforms, the charged, emotional flavor of the conversation, and the way Connell holds his teacup in his giant hands:

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Here, too, is a sad and sexy Marianne with her bangs, dungarees, and (assumed) teacup. She’s stopped going to school after Connell has continued to ignore her in public, and even proceeded to ask a popular girl to the school dance. Her look is undone — not slovenly but weary. The teacup is a worthy accessory to this overall vibe of malaise:

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There is also some sad-boy, precoital (what also appears to be) tea sipping:

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青青青国产在观免费2018As well as a bit of sexy electric-teakettle-gripping:

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青青青国产在观免费2018Which is followed by some shared-bed tea drinking:

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青青青国产在观免费2018There is also a big fuss of tea preparation, which a recently mugged Connell does not get to drink, because he and Marianne bicker over having separate lives and relationships:

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Of course, the characters of Normal People look hot drinking whatever beverage happens to be in their hands; indeed, the show has plenty of moody wine drinking and beer slugging. That said, it seems they’re making a case for tea as a truly sexy beverage, something that — exceptions like aside — simply hasn’t been done much.

Is Tea Sexy Now?