At University I used to drink a lot of tea, but these days I have to say coffee has become my hot drink of choice. In the words of my favourite Buffy quote 'Tea is soothing, I wish to be tense!'
However Twinings offered to send me a box of tea to celebrate the fact that you can now buy tea online, and so I decided it was probably time to get back into tea. And it's actually pretty nice! There is something soothing about a cup of tea that coffee just can't match, and a herbal tea before bed, or on a relaxing holiday afternoon is definitely being added to my routine.
It reminds me of this perfect extract from the Chinese Tea Reader I posted years ago (well, 2010!) that I came across while visiting a tea house in Budapest on holiday with my friends. We'd spent the whole holiday rushing around trying to see and do everything possible, and then on one of the last days of the holiday we visited this teahouse down a random sidestreet in Pest, and just sat and drank tea in the dim light and properly relaxed. We emerged blinking and completely zen into the sunshine hours later feeling quite befuddled but so relaxed!
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