Tea was the first beverage Ted was served after arriving at AFC Richmond. When Rebecca offered it to him, she asked him, "How do you take your tea?", as English custom demanded. He responded unpredictably with, "Well, usually I tell them to take it right back to the counter, because someone has made a horrible mistake."
As it turned out, he had never actually had tea, and his first experience of it was decidedly unpleasant. Before suspending his effort after a single sip, he said, "You know I always figured that tea was gonna taste like hot, brown water. And you know what? I was right. It was horrible."