Originally Posted by Halk
Douglas Adams hits the nail on the head with boiling water vs boiled water. In America I don't often get a nice cup of tea.
It's even worse in most of Continental Europe. If you ask for a cup of tea, you get a cup of luke-warm water with a tea-bag on the saucer
At home I drink nothing but tea, but on the other side of the Channel I stick to coffee - it's a lot safer!