I always find that tea calms me, there’s nothing nicer than sitting back and taking the time to enjoy a cup of tea and some biscuits. Maybe it’s because I’m from the UK, but one of my favorite time of day is teatime. I just sip slowly on a cup of Earl Grey and let time pause for a couple of minutes. It relaxes me and it makes my thoughts become clear.
Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
I like my tea served strong with a little bit of milk, never cream, and maybe 1-2 sugars depending on my mood and always a biscuit or jam and scones otherwise. It’s just not the same.
When I moved here to America I had a lot to learn about tea drinking in a different way. In the summer months ice tea is popular which was odd for me having always been used to hot tea. Some people would drink their tea black, hot, with lemon only. It was interesting for me to see the different ways, but I will always stand by my roots of good old English Breakfast Tea served hot with milk and sugar.
Do you have a favorite way of drinking tea, we’d love to know!