Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Do You Take Your Tea?

I drink my tea from a big ceramic mug...not a dainty china cup. I like strong, black English Breakfast tea every morning. No coffee for this woman! There's something so comforting about cradling my favorite mug in my hands in the morning, inhaling the brew and taking a nice, long sip, as I look out the window and think about the day ahead. Especially in the wintertime, when it's frosty and cold outside, I love nothing better than to warm my hands around my tea mug, as I curl up on the sofa with a good book, perhaps covered with my favorite afghan. However, I absolutely love the look of fragile, flowered tea cups - and they have their place, too, at a special tea party or afternoon tea with a friend. Or just to collect and display - they're so beautiful to look at!

I admit, though, I like my tea with a little sugar and milk (unless it's herbal tea, which I prefer plain.)  However, these days, I'm trying to remove sugar from my life, so I'm making some changes...but in my tea? Well...maybe just a little sweet...especially on those days I need a little extra comfort and pampering. Surely just a little teeny, tiny bit of sugar won't hurt. So...how do you take your tea?


My favorite tea mug - a gift from my niece, Stefanie.








2 comments:

French Heart said...

I love tea and drink tons all day...never with sugar. Maybe try honey? It's actually good for you while white sugar feeds dormant cancer cells (I always think of this when have some occasional sugary treat....still enjoy it...but just make a small. The 80-20 rule. 80% of the time 'good'. Tea is very healthy. Like you, I love strong black teas...though try to drink more green. Also have a plain white mug rather than dainty cup!

Cindy said...

Thank you for your thoughts on tea, Suzanne! I do agree - sugar is very bad for us! I'm trying to break the habit! Yes, strong black tea is my fav.

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