It’s amazing the kind of things you learn when you decide to take an interest. I was inspired by blogger, Blue nose girl, who just had a proper lesson in sushi making,, am still shuddering at the thought. Me and Raw fish are not yet friends… No matter how much I love Wasabi.
I am a coward so I decided to get a crash course in tea making (English style). Personally, I like my tea black, strong and sweet; once in a while I’ll try the fruit blends and the spicy ones. Unfortunately, no milk or cream surfaces in there. Though I always wonder if I would enjoy African tea.
My colleague was the victim of my first attempt. She said she liked her tea brown and not grey. I have been dreading this for a while. Two grey cups later, someone else helped out. My colleague was more than willing to teach me.
Fancy a cuppa? I do!
Every one likes their tea a certain way. If you’ve taken tea your whole life, it’s inevitable that you’ll be a little fussy about it ~ my other colleague.
Builder’s tea. This is the cheapest you’ll find and it’s slang for the scrapings of the last shreds of tea. I guess if one squints at the sachets, one may see the shreds. (who has the time?)
Breakfast tea. This is everyday tea that you will find almost every where. It’s nothing fancy but gets the job done.
Flavoured tea. These are my go-to choice for when I need to relax. My favourite ones are chamomile, fruity and peppermint flavoured tea blends.
Green Tea. I would like to say that this is herbal tea but am not entirely sure. It looks more like green-tinted water. This one is a real acquired taste; especially because you mustn’t add sugar to it. It grows on you.
Posh tea. The only one I have encountered is The Earl Grey. It is a wonderful infusion in a cup; difficult to describe.
There are many other kinds that I do not know about.
English tea making
Well basically; steaming boiled water in cup, dip in tea bag for some minutes, press teabag and dump it. Then tilt milk bottle and pour the littlest bit of milk to tint your tea. Not too much .. when u see the first drop of milk then just stop. If you please, add sugar, honey or another sweetener of your choice.
It’s not as easy as that but gets better with time.
How do you like your tea? Which is your favourite blend?