£160 cup of tea: that really takes the cake.

There are strict rules for making a cup of tea. Rule 1: leave the bag in for long enough to get a decent colour. Rule 2: put the milk in afterwards.

Today, however, there are scales, gold tweezers and a timer to make sure it brews for exactly the right length of time. There is also a lovely silver teapot, which is an altogether classier affair than the stained mug that normally does the job at home.