It's time for me to write my weekly contribution, and no inspiration is influencing the thought process. I read over what the other tea lovers have shared and wish I could call in sick.
With my faithful cup of Red Rose within reach, a thought jumps out. Is it wrong to pay homage to my beloved Red Rose Black Tea? The humble Red Rose Tea, 100 bags to a box, one tiny porcelain trinket, and hours of pleasurable sipping for me. It starts out piping hot, but if I get distracted, sometimes it is cold by the time I finish it off. Doesn't bother me one little bit. I love it hot, cold and inbetween. I love it iced. When hot I prefer a splash of non fat milk. Aside from water, it is the most satisfying drink anyone can offer to me. Yes, I drink coffee and love it. But Red Rose is my drink of choice. I usually make it in a 10-12 ounce mug. Tea pots and cups are a waste of time for me. On a typical day at home, I probably drink 8-10 mugs of tea.
I will continue to play along and try new teas. Occasionally I find one that I enjoy. Lately I have been trying to stick with an herbal tea past 11:00 PM. But tonight it is closer to midnight, and when that electric kettle clicks off, I'll be having another delicious mug of Red Rose Tea. I will still fall asleep without a problem.
Signing off until next Monday.
Red Rose loving Kate.