British Astronaut Tim Peake Made Sure NASA Put His Favorite Tea in Space

Tim Peake, a British astronaut, has perfected the art of a making a perfect cup of tea in space
British Astronaut Tim Peake Made Sure NASA Put His Favorite Tea in Space

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No matter how far he travels from the Earth, this astronaut remembers his British roots.

Tim Peake, a British astronaut tasked with testing hundreds of experiments during his six-month stay on the International Space Station, had to make sure there was one special item waiting for him once he got into space — his favorite kind of tea.

“He's asked the NASA food lab to put his favorite tea bags inside a drinks pouch so he can make his favorite tea up in space,” the UK Space Agency’s Libby Jackson told Mashable. “The way that the drinks work in space is that you have a pouch and you fill that with hot water and his tea bag is inside that.

“However, we all know that to make a good cup of tea you don’t leave the tea bag sitting in there for too long because you’ll get stewed tea, so Tim’s been telling me that he’s come up with a method to decant his tea from one pouch to another pouch, so he then has the perfect cup of tea in space.”

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