Frankly I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to tell you how happy tea makes me. I have yet to find a problem it can’t solve and a mood it can’t lift. It wakes me up in the morning, keeps me warm on playground duty and warms my heart when I’ve had a tough day. It’s great to catch up with friends over a good cuppa and there’s nothing more soul cheering than hearing someone say “fancy a cuppa?” (Unless it’s said by my dad, in which case it’s usually followed by “good, put the kettle on then and I’ll have one too!”).
I blooming love tea, and not just the normal kind (and by that I mean Yorkshire tea of course!). No, I love Earl Grey, peppermint and all sorts of fruity creations too – there’s a tea for all occasions and I’m not fussy! However, my ultimate tea experience comes in the form of Yorkshire tea with green top milk and one sugar. There’s nothing quite like someone offering to make you a cuppa and knowing exactly how you like it without asking – that’s true friendship right there and a good reason why I married my husband!
Now I have to say at this point that I’m not exclusively a tea drinker. I am also partial to a good coffee and a hot chocolate (but that’s a whole other conversation). The reason I mention this is because everybody knows that drinks taste better when they’re in the correct cup. I mean, you wouldn’t drink coffee out of a tea cup, right?! I don’t know about you, but I’m quite fussy about my cups and I have a favourite one depending on the drink.
Minnie Mouse is an oversized chunky mug for hot chocolate, the flamingoes is a thin rimmed cup for tea and the piggies is a thick rimmed mug for coffee – mix them up and it’s just not the same!
When it matters most, whatever I’m drinking, for whatever reason, a nice hot drink in my favourite cup puts a little smile on my face and makes me feel warm and happy inside.