Being a Brit through and through I absolutely love nothing better than a good cup of tea. I like it made traditionally with loose leaf in a teapot and served through a tea strainer into a proper cup, or made simply with a self-sufficient tea-bag in a standard mug – I’m really not fussy. But it definitely has to be brewed properly, however it’s made, and I like to drink it with a little milk but no sugar.
I really like blended black teas, but I don’t particularly have a favourite brand – I’ll drink Tetley, Typhoo, PG Tips, or most other generic supermarket brands just as long as they taste of tea. And as well as my daily dose of strong black tea, on occasion I also quite like the fragrant bergamot flavour in Earl Grey tea – I take that with just a splash of milk, too.
And sometimes I drink refreshing herbal infusions (not real tea!) – in particular I like zingy peppermint or lemon and ginger, the soft subtleness of chamomile, and the delicately-brewed floral jasmine tea you get in our local Chinese restaurant (but definitely with no milk in any of these).
I drink strong but milky coffee too at times – mine’s a frothy cafe latte incase you’re wondering – but somehow there’s nothing quite like a nice cup of tea to refresh me, comfort me, warm me up, or just help keep me going when all else around me feels like it’s falling apart… ❤