High tea should have cold roast beef at the head of the table, a cold Yorkshire pie at the bottom, a mighty ham in the middle. The side dishes will comprise soused mackerel, pickled salmon, sausages and potatoes, etc. Rivers of tea, coffee and ale, with dry and buttered toast, sally-lunns, scones, muffins and crumpets, jams and marmelade.
Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins by William and Mary Morris, 1977.
mum made me a cup of tea but i’m pissed off at her so i’m not gonna go drink it
that’s how we show our anger in england, you see