BBC Price of Football 2012
It's pretty basic stuff. A polystyrene cup, about half a pint of hot water, a bag of dried leaves and a splash of milk.
There you have it, one cup of tea, a bastion of Britishness and a price difference of £2 - from 50p in Scotland to £2.50 at Old Trafford and the Etihad. But why?
And that, very simply, is what the BBC Price of Football 2012 report - to be published on the BBC Sport website on Thursday and discussed on BBC Radio 5 live - is all about. Asking why? Discussing how?
It isn't an exercise in kicking clubs for charging too much, nor is it about hopping on the bandwagon and shouting "disgrace" at that those that charge the most. It's about a day of discussion and debate about the cost of watching your team play football and how that has changed, at whatever level.
It's also the chance to ask questions of the people in the game who set the prices at the 166 teams involved across 10 divisions in England, Scotland and Wales.
But this didn't happen overnight. Before we even started, earlier in the year, we ensured we had the co-operation of the Premier League and the Football League. Clubs receive several requests a week to take part in surveys and reveal prices, so ensuring the leagues understood what we wanted to achieve was crucial.
Because of their experience of the Price of Football report in 2011, they agreed. They, in turn, encouraged clubs to take part.
Over the past month, we've spoken to media officers from every one of the 166 clubs we surveyed. Many of them more than once. Some, we've had to chase for the information. We've then double-checked that information to ensure that it's accurate.
But studying the Price of Football isn't easy. There is simply no way to compare the "normal" ticket prices fans pay at any given club, on any given matchday or for the deals available on season tickets.
From the variety of categories that are set depending on the opposition, to early bird offers, to family discounts through offers for cup games, there is no way to compare every single type of ticket available.
Similarly, neither is there such a thing as a standard junior ticket. Some clubs let certain ages in for free, others bracket children's tickets depending on age, setting one price for those under 12 and another for 12-16 for example.
So the simplest way to identify trends across 166 clubs in 10 divisions, who all use a range of different pricing structures, is to keep it clean and simple to ensure that the results of the study are as comparable as they can be.
We asked clubs for the cheapest, and most expensive, adult ticket for a league game when purchased on a match day, as well as adult season tickets - and added in a pie, tea and a programme to work out the cost of a day at the football for one adult.
We've aimed, all along, to be as transparent as possible. Clubs decided to take part in the survey and they wanted to spark debate on their own websites with their own fans about how their prices are structured.
With seven different price categories across 166 teams, our study offers more than 1,100 different figures to pore over and is one of the biggest ever undertaken in British football.
We want this to be an annual event, when football clubs and fans come together across the BBC to discuss and debate everything from the price of a pie, to the cost of a season ticket.
So next year, we'll do it again, and I welcome your suggestions about how we can make it even better. Feel free to leave some below.
After all, what is football without the fans?
By Stuart Rowson, BBC sports editor interactive.
Listen, watch and debate the Price of Football with 5 live and the BBC Sport website with a specially-extended YourCall from 9-11am on Thursday with Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden. You can listen on 5 live and watch it on red button and the website between 9-10, then online and red button only between 10-11. And you can get involved in the debate throughout the day on the BBC Sport website on Sportsday Live from 7am and on Twitter using #bbcpriceoffootball