Tea is a drink with magical powers. More reserved than its brash cousin coffee, but imbued with fabulous restorative powers. It is only right and proper that it should be worshipped.
And that it should have a special plinth upon which to place it when you are sitting on the sofa. When you are too snuggled in to sit up and lean forward to a coffee table and you don’t want to commit the cardinal sin of placing your tea upon the arm of the sofa, simply use a tea plinth. It’s the perfect height, and can also handle a biscuit or two.
It is also possible to kneel in front of the plinth for the worshipping.