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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How very rude of us...


Here we are rushing ahead with things and getting all over excited, forgetting one of the most important things of all...

So first things first... How do you take yours? Black? White? Cow? Soya? Rice? One lump or two? What colour lump?

We're talking about good old black tea. Comes in all shapes and sizes, triangle, round, square tea bags, as well as loose leaf.

Do you prefer to drink from a dainty bone china tea cup or are you a bit of a mug lover?

Teapots? We like teapots. They make us feel that everything in the world is ok when we know our tea is brewing nicely along... but we have to admit... we are guilty of chucking the tea bag into cup/mug/jar/keg/barrel (anything will do), splashing the steaming hot water into vessel, tea bag out, slosh of milk in and necking the contents within an instant (or two... to avoid being left with no tastebuds for the day).

Some people have a favourite vessel. Others aren't bothered. Some people are extremely precise about how their cup of tea is made and if it's too far this way or that, it's abandoned and labelled undrinkable. Others take it however it is, taking the bull by his horns and riding the tea-waves.

So we thought... we'd best ask...

6 comments:

mother of purl said...

Because I'm lazy i normally have mine in a mug- generally Twinings English Breakfast, white with about half a teaspoon of white sugar. I'm very fussy about mugs though- I have to have a wide, shallow mug (like the ones in habitat) rather than a tall thin one- don't know why, it just isn't the same.

As a treat i love to go out and have loose leaf from a teapot, but rarely bother with that at home.

xx

Lisa-Marie said...

I have four teapots, all of which have a tea purpose. I prefer a big teacup - they hold as much as a mug but look and feel better. I have two. I do also have a favourite mug though.

My absolute favourite is strong Blue Lady with a splash of milk, my everyday is Earl Grey, but I like most tea (except fruit which i find really boring).

Tea tea tea!

Siobhan said...

I use mugs but would love to use enormous tea cups and feel more dainty. My mug at work holds half a litre of tea. My usual would be Yorkshire Tea (Hard Water blend) with milk. I take it pretty much as it comes though but have had awful cups made for me where the tea bag was barely introduced to the water which is frankly rude!

musingsofamidlifemum said...

Hi I love tea too, especially Dajeeling with a dash of milk. My favourite teapots are the ones that sit on top of the large teacups, awesome.

Isle of Tea said...

Thanks for your comments ladies.

Thank leaves for tea and the little things that make us happy to go towards our fave cup of tea, just the way we like it.

Eleni said...

I have four teapots, of varying sizes, although my quest for the perfect infuser for an individual cup of loose leaf carries on. Always a mug for me, thank you - I do everything in large portions.

I have often wondered how my boss manages to make such awful cups of tea, and I was shocked to observe that she uses one bag for two cups. I'm feeling faint just thinking about it.

You may be surprised to learn that Morrisons' organic tea (available in bags or as leaves) is really really tasty! My latest squeeze is Lipton's "Moroccan" - spearmint, cinammon, chicory, rosehip, and the faintest suggesiton of liquorice and orange peel.

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