The Way I Like Tea
Can we take a simple moment to discuss the merits of unaltered tea. I typically love my sugar, salt and blow-your-palette seasoning, but I recognize the gentleness of tea and the complex flavors of different blends. I find myself reaching for a little sugar or honey now and again, but typically, I like tea pure. If I am making fresh herbal tea from the garden, it only gets the slightest hint of sweetness and the flavor of the lemon or mint can simply sing.
Can we now take a moment and talk about the weirdos that put CREAM in their tea? To me it feels like pouring mustard on a donut or something. The fastest way to ruin a cup of tea is to drown it in a boatload of cream (and don't get me started on FLAVORED creamers...) Holy moly -- do people actually do this? Do you put cream in your tea?
...of course...this is coming from the girl who drinks black coffee for 3 weeks after giving birth, but
then dives right back into flavored cream spiked brews thereafter. Hypocritical me.