This is something very real, as an avid tea drinker this phobia kicks in every time I enter a new persons house and they offer me a cup of tea.
It starts the second I take them up on their kind offer. What will it look like? will the cup be clean? will it be too sweet? too dark? not warm enough? …..!!!! aargh!
The pressure mounts and usually when the cup of tea arrives 90% of the time it is an irrational phobia.
I was thinking could it get any worse? does extreme tepidophobia exist? the answer is yes.
If this ever happened to me I’m not sure how I would cope, but my definition of extreme tepidophobia = a badly made cup of tea heated in a microwave!!!
Have a nice day whilst you recover from this torture