Hurrah For Tea
Posted: June 2, 2015
I like to drink hot water, before it was ‘trendy’. The honest truth is that I’m not a massive fan of cold, fizzy drinks – even in summer. I know, right, I’m strange. My mother has always given me hot water to drink since I was little and it’s just something I’ve grown up with.
However, I did grow up, and this grown-up world just simply wasn’t prepared for my strange, hot-watering ways, and thus came all those perplexed looks at university, my house-share, my office – “you want, wait, what?” I’ve often been asked whether I was going to add anything in it, not even some honey, perhaps a lemon? Sometimes in Western restaurants, the cup of hot water will come with a pot of sugar…absurd. No, I just genuinely like hot water.
Now I’m at that stage in life where I meet people for ‘coffee’ (except it’s never coffee because my body can’t handle caffeine…unless it’s in cake form with walnuts). So I turn up to some quirky coffee shop and I’m stuck. What to drink? I can’t bring myself to order a hot water on its own, mainly because I feel I’m missing out, and sometimes when I’m resisting the baked goods and pastries, I just need that little something extra.
And that’s when I notice the little corner of the menu board that says tea – and it’s not just English Breakfast. Now there are so many different types of tea I can now blend in with the coffee lot with my fruity or minty tea, and no one will bat an eyelid. Result. My favourite, and a tried and tested method is the traditional Mint Tea from Clipper Teas. It helps wash those stodgy blues away.