‘All I have in the house is some left-over / squid cooked in its own ink / and this unfortunate cup of tea. Take it. Drink,’ Paul Muldoon wrote in his 1990 poem, ‘Tea’, first published in the London Review of Books. Well Paul, it wouldn’t have been unfortunate if, instead of a cup, what was waiting for you back home was a fine bone china, dishwasher safe, 470ml LRB mug. We’ll be sure to send you one.