I have always enjoyed tea. I first drank tea as a pre-teen, having it with milk and a little sugar (just how I like my coffee today). It sort of felt like drinking coffee too, as if I was almost grown-up. Having been married to a British man for almost 19 years, I have drunk a lot of tea, a whole lot of tea, in that time. The first time I met his mother, every time she offered me tea, I accepted it so as to not offend. By dinner time, I had consumed at least 6 mugs of tea over the afternoon. (It is absolutely true that the British love their tea more than any other beverage, except maybe lager!)
I have a friend who really likes tea, but will only drink it in the winter. He says that tea is for cold weather. I heartily disagree, in part because I love a cup of Pickwick pepermunt tea in the evenings. (Pepermunt is the best mint tea – full of flavor! If you like mint tea, you must try it.) But, I also think tea in general is a refreshing and soothing and relaxing beverage experience.
With winter ending, what do you think? Do you drink hot tea all year round, or is it a seasonal beverage in your house?
However you like it, as always, enjoy better tea!