I’m not a coffee drinker, I’m a tea addict, and as such I appreciate a nice cup of tea every morning. If you start your day with beauty and positive stuff it will help the rest of the day flow in the same direction and minimize the stress.
Last week a friend of mine brought me some fine Fortnum & Mason tea from London. It was accompanied by these written instructions:
Making Proper Tea
If brewing in a cup, use one tea bag per person and take care not to leave it in too long. If using a pot, be sure to warm it first. Use a bag for each person and, for stronger tea, an extra bag “for the pot”. Milk and sugar may be added or omitted according to personal taste. The most important factor is freshly boiled water.
Well, these are the instructions for a proper British cup of tea (according to the F&M). But in Russia we brew it differently. In Iran they brew it differently. In India they brew it differently. In China and Japan there are yet another methods of preparing that perfect cup of tea. One day, when I’m in a story-telling mood I will explain all the differences in these methods, but for now – my tea is getting cold.
How do you drink your tea?