The ABS pump makes a rattle indeed. Many people release the brake paddle when it kicks in and crash. I really think a anti-skid course should be manatory with a driver licence. It's quite fun too! I won a course once which had something to do with summer/winter tires. I had one goal that day and that was to 360 the car at least once. I did that in about 30 meter and then I continued to learn as much as I could.
About the tea... I'm looking forward to your tea. I would like instrcutions to make it as you do sans the milk. According to the water distribution company (Vitens) it's 8,3 dH (graden Duitse Hardheid) which is "degree German hardness" or something. I have no idea what units you use in de UK. The company says it's average. I know there was a new installation installed about 10 years ago which made the water here in my area a lot softer. Sometimes the water was a little brown because of the iron in it. Harmless but not so nice to see and it tasted a little different.