I never liked tea as a kid, but a few years ago I was invited over to a friend's house. He was English and all he had to drink was tea. I didn't want to be rude so I drank six cups. Now, I'm addicted.
I finally learned how to make a good cup of tea (something that they don't teach Americans). My favorite is a loose-leaf Twinings Earl Grey tea, either with milk and sugar of just lemon (if I've had too many cups with milk and sugar).
I love letting tea steep in a teapot. I love warming the pot and the cup. I love putting the milk in the cup first so it doesn't clot. I love sitting down and watching "Changing Rooms" in the morning with a hot cup of tea.
And then after that, it's martini time!
Seriously, I love a cup of tea.
Has anyone heard "Have A Cuppa Tea" by The Kinks (from the album "Muswell Hillbillies")? As Ray Davies sang, "For Christ Sake, have a cup of tea!"
Tea is good, but honestly and unfortunately I'm more of a coffee guy. I just find that there's more interesting things you can do with it. Like add maple syrup, chocolate surup, caramel syrup, milk or cream, sugar, etc. and combinations. Then there's the whole world of coffe shop things they can do for you. And the caffein is more fun, though needs regulating.
Damn, went to Eastbourne for the weekend once. My grandparents said they felt like teenagers and our waiter was older than Methusala. He shook so much when he brought our T-Tray over we all held our breath till he put it down. :laugh: :laugh: