It has recently come to my attention that is Hot Tea Month! Rather than subjecting you to a further tea review or going into extreme descriptive depths about hot tea, I will instead discuss the many ways and times that tea can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Why not replace your habitual morning coffee with a cup of tea? The more jaded of you might scoff at the notion of using tea to wake up, but I assure you, there is nothing better than a strong cup of black tea in the morning.
If black tea is not to your tastes, why not try an early morning cup of green tea? A lot of people are hesitant over green tea but give it a chance; remember its okay to add sugar. Experiment and find out what flavours, bitterness or sweetness you prefer and then run with it! Know thyself!
It’s in the name of the break, it’s your time to go and off and have a cup of tea. If you are lucky enough to have a morning tea break at your work, take advantage of it and brew yourself a nice cuppa.
Instead of pouring yourself a glass of soft drink or going out and buying a bottle of something, why not try a home-made iced tea? Iced tea is simple and is very cheap to make.
If you have teabags of a tea you like or loose leaf tea, simply pour a small amount of boiling water in a jug or glass and let the tea steep to the desired strength. Remove the tea and simply add cold water and/or ice. If you have time, put it in the fridge to cool down or enjoy on the spot. Once again iced tea is all up to personal taste, so if you want sugar you add as much or as little as you like.
I am beginning to see a pattern in these breaks: tea! If you’re anything like me, you tend to get a little sleepy or tired after lunch time. So instead of falling asleep at your desk, take some time out and make yourself a cuppa. Once again any black or green tea, tea bag or loose leaves will be find, the caffeine in the tea should give you the kick you need. You should be feeling more alert in no time!
Similar to lunch, dinner is an opportune time to replace your glass of soft drink with a cup of iced tea. If cooking for a family or if you just want to have more than one glass at a time, it is worthwhile to make a jug of iced tea. It will cut down on the preparation time and will stay fresh for a while in the fridge.
It is after dinner, you are sitting down in front of the TV, the computer, a book or any other leisure activity, do you know what would be a great addition to this time? A cup of tea. Whether this is a warm cup of tea on a cold winters night, or a crisp and cool glass of iced tea in the Summer, a cup of tea is the perfect accessory.
If it’s time to boogie, as strange as it may seem, you can use tea to make some decent cocktails! Has anyone ever heard of the Long Island iced tea? … Granted said drink does not include any actual tea but you shouldn’t limit yourself.
Whether you add some spirits to iced tea or if you’re adding some liqueur to black tea, there are so many ways in which to get your drunken tea on! Pretty tea cocktails are just a Google search away!
Now that you know all the times of the day that you can drink tea (and if you don’t know that you can drink it anytime then you certainly didn’t read the post) you can go out into the next day and start drinking tea! As with anything however, remember that moderation is key.
Happy tea drinking, everyone!