Did you hear about the guy who went blind, drinking tea?? He forgot to take the spoon out of the cup. 😉
The wife and I watch a couple of English cop series on the Brit Box channel. Wherever British detectives go to interview people, they request, or are offered, tea. Anything from a cracked-mug ‘cuppa’ at the marina welding shop, to silver-service, delicate Royal Doulton china, with scones and clotted cream, and crust-removed cucumber sandwich triangles, at the manor.
British cops must have bladders as big as the Chinese spy-balloons that the Americans recently shot down. I don’t know how any mystery ever gets solved, with the amount of time that they spend drinking tea with suspects. According to these videos, the British have tea-trucks, the way western Americans have taco trucks.
I drank tea when I was younger. As a good Scottish woman, my mother would boil water for tea before she put a roast in the oven for supper and started peeling potatoes. By the time it came to drink it, you could tap-dance across the surface, and you couldn’t leave even stainless steel spoons in it too long before the tannic and other acids put some extra iron in your diet.
Rivergirl recently published a post about her husband’s latest quirk of drinking green tea. Green tea is good for you. It’s full of anti-oxidants. It just has all the dash and body of No-Name facial tissue. Most green tea tastes like a summer rain fell on a new-mowed lawn. Her hubby managed to find a special (read – far more expensive) brand of green tea at the commissary, that promised ‘more character.’ It tastes like there was a grass fire before the lawn was mowed and the warm rain fell on it.
We drink just over two liters/quarts of iced tea/sweet tea per day. I make it up and refrigerate it in a plastic pitcher, using a powdered lemon/tea mix. I use enough to make 1 ½ quarts, and add two cups of green tea that has steeped for 12 to 24 hours. It dilutes the sugar content and adds health benefits, while disguising the lack of taste.
I’m glad I finally got this post about tea finished. I gotta go pee. I’ll be back soon. Feel free to pour yourself a cup of tea from the pot. It’s Salada Orange Pekoe – which is a black tea that bewilders British ex-pats. And don’t get me started on chai. 😕