Blasphemic Disclosure by a "tea" drinker
I don’t add anything to my tea, but I drink a lot of flavored tea which some people probably think is blasphemous just by itself.
Ohhhh, I thought of another. I have lots of teas that resteep well. Often, I only steep them once. 0.o
I like tea by the pot. At times, one pot satisfies me. I know I can brew by the mug twice for the same volume, but am just too lazy.
I normally don’t sweeten too many of my teas, but there are two teas that I sweeten without fail every time. One of these teas is just your basic breakfast tea. I dream about a good cup of breakfast tea with honey and whole milk. It is sweet and creamy and delicious! I also always sweeten Della Terra’s Classic Apple Pie tea with milk and honey. It then tastes even more like apple pie!
This is fun! I typically grab a coffee from Peet’s most mornings on the way to work. Typically once or twice a week I get tea instead. I typically stick to their English breakfast teabags. I always add a splash of non fat milk and a teaspoon of honey. It’s nothing special but solid enough for a morning drink.
I’m with teaenvy and Lynxiebrat – I don’t think there is anything wrong with what I do to tea, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it.
Depends on the tea, depends on my mood, depends on what’s in the house, but I add tons of stuff to tea.
Milk, sweetener, honey, rock sugar, and Torani Syrup quite often find it’s way into my mug. Cinnamon sticks, chocolate chips, coconut, cacao nibs, other teas/tisanes quite often find it’s way into my infuser.
It’s not always about the quality of the tea. If a chai is too strong – add some more black to tone it down. Craving a certain tisane, but want some caffeine – add some tisane to straight tea. Sometimes it’s about mood – I love a little cinnamon with shu pu’erh – yep even the really good ones. Sometimes it is about fixing a bad tea – want more chocolate add some in…..
It’s my tea and I’ll do what I like – no guilt. :))
I add a small amount of pure sugar to Darjeeling teas. 1/4 teaspoon per 360ml. I used to use the special pure sugar that Mariage Freres sells, but found some sugar that was just as pure in Japan. It takes just a small amount of edge off, and enhances the other flavors present in the Darjeeling. As for Earl Greys, Rooibos, Japanese Greens, and the Taiwanese High Mountain Oolong teas, I add nothing. Only hot water.