JED: Do you drink tea?
MORRISSEY: Oh yes, I do.
J: Do you ever get sick of drinking tea?
M: I absolutely never get sick of drinking tea. It's a psychological thing really, it's just very composing and makes me relax.
J: It's just so much a part of your culture!
M: Oh yes, yes. I'm very avid, I have to have at least four pots a day.
J: For those of us who don't know how to make a pot of tea, what do you do?
M: Well, you really have to put the milk in first, which many people don't.
J: Put the milk in with the water, before you boil the water?
M: No, you're confused already (laughs). No, you put the milk in before you pour the water in, or the tea, whichever...
J: Well, I would do that without even thinking about it.
M: Right, and also you have to use real milk, you can't use the UHT fake stuff. You have to use proper milk.
J: OK, so what about the actual brewing of the tea?
M: The brewing of the tea — it's very important that you heat the pot before you put the water in — if you use a pot, I know most people who just throw a teabag into a cup. But in England of course, you have to make a pot of tea. And you have to heat the pot first with hot water, and then put the teabags in. I can't believe I'm saying this. And then put the hot water in and then just throw it all over yourself. Rush to outpatients and write a really good song (laughs).