In three minutes the water boils, and you pour it into the teapot. In three more minutes the tea is infused. You can begin your day while drinking it.
These details may seem trivial to the foolish, but to the thoughtful they will not seem trivial. The proper, wise balancing of one’s whole life may depend upon the feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.
– How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett