My mother was a devotee to tea, Dad and all her children enjoyed tea. Still today, at 96 years old, I love my cup of tea, it is my first drink any day. I have a very dear friend who visits me every Sunday after church, for a cup or two of tea. Carol Mills and I have had this routine for years now, and the teacups have been ready for a thousand cups, I can tell you. Carol is a tea granny like me, and I hope that never changes.
Coffee drinkers would shudder at this, I think. I like my tea. No matter if it is loose-leaf tea or in teabags (ground,) it tastes the same. Good!
November 17, 2009
|My smallest teapot and a favourite mug|
So I too, am a proud tea lover, to the extent that I purchase my tea in Canada when I can. The USA, not being a tea-drinking country, is a challenging place in which to find decent tea.
Mom's love of tea became a minor problem when she was over ninety-eight. She did not realize she was consuming over eight cups daily, and it was affecting her ability to sleep. I solved the problem by purchasing decaffeinated tea for her. That way, she drank as much as she wanted, but reduced her sleeping medication by half.