It’s always worth keeping an eye on JK Rowling’s Twitter account. Whether she’s dispensing valuable advice or teasing details of her latest projects, the Harry Potter author certainly knows how to entertain her 5 million followers.
And one questions she no doubt gets asked an awful lot is…
@jk_rowling if you had an horcrux, what object would you use?— Ewokalypse ✖ (@im_from_spain) August 7, 2015
If you recall, Lord Voldemort – who chose to split his soul in seven – used the likes of Professor Quirrell, his snake Nagini and (unbeknown to him) Harry himself to create the powerful objects, generated by committing the most evil act of all: murder.
Rowling’s response? Well to start with she stated the obvious: “I would never, ever have a Horcrux. They are evil objects created by despicable means”. But she couldn’t help but sneak in a delightfully British response to the question…
I would never, ever have a Horcrux. They are evil objects created through despicable means! (Possibly a teabag). https://t.co/jcPttBaZuX— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 7, 2015
It’s not the first time the subject of tea has made an appearance on the author’s Twitter feed. Recently she’s been schooling American followers in how to make the perfect cuppa. After all, tea is not to be made “recklessly”
Except making tea. Tea takes skill, not nerve. Tea is not to be made recklessly. https://t.co/EPvlQ1lqS5— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 3, 2015
Or using a teabag with a string.
.@AndreaEllenP Interview question two: has your teabag got a string on it?— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 3, 2015
Apparently dunking is the done thing.
But I like the frisson of danger from dunking too long. https://t.co/9zD3RZvCYx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 3, 2015
And loose tea is the way forward.
Full marks. Next week's lesson: loose tea and the proper use of the strainer. https://t.co/N5bkmpRQFR— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 7, 2015
What would we do without JK Rowling and her valuable lessons in tea-making?