I know that tea-leaves used to be used to clean carpets in the nineteenth century. Used leaves were spread across the floor and then swept up. I learnt this from one of Valerie Martin’s novels where there were frequent references to a servant carrying out this task.
I have not heard of tea, particularly hot tea, in recently brewed liquid form, being applied to bare floors but this is what happened this morning. It was unintentional and was dispensed from this vessel . . .
. . . as Gus barged past. He received a hot shower, and so did Barry. Gus’s thick coat prevented any damage and Barry’s trousers did likewise.
Sadly, the mug broke when it hit the floor.
It is appropriate that it was dispatched by one of the breeds depicted on it.