Of all the things that I could write as my first post I have concluded that it should be tea. It is the thing that I consume the most of, and although such a simple thing I still get a great amount of pleasure from it.
Some might say that I am a little bit fussy about how my tea is made, especially my colleagues who have nicknamed me ‘the tea police’. I don’t agree. I just like it a certain way (quite strong with just a splash of milk) and believe that there is more to life than drinking bad tea! I also like to drink from a pretty mug, like this fabulous one from Emma Bridgewater (I’m a little bit obsessed with the strikingly bright and scatty parakeets that fly around Teddington!).
Day to day I tend to buy PG Tips or Twinings Everyday for a nice strong brew, keeping single estate and fancy teas for special occasions. My Gran makes the best tea, loose leaf and made in a tea pot – the convenient tea bag to which I have become accustomed never is quite as good.
A nice cup of tea just seems to make things better. It brightens me first thing, injects refreshment and enthusiasm through the day and then relaxes me in the evening. As this blog develops you can be sure there will be a cup of tea accompanying me.