As tea makes its way back to the forefront of preferred beverages – one that works hand in hand with hospitality – I thought it was appropriate to start a little series for Thoughtful Thursdays.

Let’s start with the most common type: red tea with or without milk, with or without sugar.

Brewed correctly, this is a perfect pick-me-up in the morning, a wonderful afternoon pleasure, and a nice drink to calm down with at the end of a long day.

It is said that the bourgeois would pour milk into their cup before pouring in the tea brewed with loose leaves from a teapot. It was the working class way to steep a tea bag into a cup of hot water before adding a dollop of milk or cream. This was largely due to the fact that milk and cream were a luxury. These days, milk is a lot easier to come by and the way to enjoy your tea has become completely up to your preference and taste. Albeit for those who suffer from lactose intolerance, whom inevitably opt for the soy alternative.

More on teas, next week.

AirBnB Girl aka. elfie C.

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