Okay, so not quite an ode. But seriously, N. makes the most delicious tea. Whenever I make tea it turns out okay, but if you're sick and you want a really fantastic cup of tea N. is the man to make it. He gets the balance between the sugar/honey and the lemon just right.
Then again, my former roommate (A.) also used to make me really good tea when I was sick. She bought limes and if I remember correctly, the tea was just hot water, fresh squeezed lime juice, and sugar or honey. I actually did feel a big improvement after drinking her tea.
The bottom line is, if you want a good cup of tea - don't come to me. I was sick and actually waited all day for my husband to come home before I drank tea, just because I knew that his was so much better. Yay for husbands who make tea. :)