Thursday, July 12, 2012
A Cuppa Anytime
"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea." The philosopher Heroux
He got that right! I have a cup with breakfast; usually English or Irish Breakfast or Yorkshire Gold. In the wintertime, I'll have another cup around 10:30 using the same teabag. And then at 4:00 in the afternoon, I'll have a cup of decaf Earl Grey. I always add one teaspoon of sugar and a big glug of real cream. And if I'm having trouble sleeping, I'll brew a cup of Sleepy Time or Chamomile. I don't usually have four cups a day; most likely two, and I drink more hot tea in the winter than in the summertime. When the weather's hot, I'll skip the mid-morning cup and have a glass of sweet, iced tea for lunch.
If something traumatic has happened in the English novels I read and love, tea loaded down with sugar is always given for 'restorative effect'. But if I have more than a scant teaspoon, I'll get a headache. Didn't used to be that way. Just one of the charms of growing older.
My number one, absolute favorite is Yorkshire Gold. What's your favorite tea and when do you drink it?