Tea for Me

I don't drink tea or coffee.  I know some of you are wondering how I can possibly survive!  Sometimes so do I.  I wish I could have a cup of coffee in the morn to help me jump out of bed, but I just don't like it.  I have discovered Woolworths Vanilla Chai though, which is such a treat.  Finally something delicious and warming for me to drink...especially in this Wintery weather that Durban is currently experiencing.  It tastes like dessert in a cup! 

 I decided to look up 'tea making' in one of my favourite books - The Goddess Guide by Giselle Scanlon. 

She says...
Brewing a great cuppa
The secret to brewing a good cuppa is to fill the kettle with fresh water that has not previously been boiled (preheating the water reduces the oxygen content and compromises the taste).


Pour another...

A delish 'cuppa' for me in one of my favourite antique cups bought at Eclectic in Gordon Road.  The teaspoon was a gift from Paris - makes stirring a pleasure.


9 comments :

  1. i do not know how you have survived this long without finding coffee or tea you like...although it is a hard habit to kick! I have been drinking tea/coffee since i was around 12!

    i loved this whole post thought, from the handwriting to the lovely photos...just a beautiful post!!!

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  2. such prettiness ^_^ x <3

    vivI.Iviv

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  3. Oooh, lovely pics! Thanks for reminding me about the Chai! Need to get some more. It was so lovely seeing you today. x

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  4. I'm not a lover of coffee but I'm a tea fiend! I think earl grey is my favourite :)
    Lovely cup and spoon-really cute :)
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  5. Awe, I love these pics and the cup! I'm a huge tea lover. I think that if you don't particularly enjoy its flavor, you should start with white tea; it's the mildest and the healthiest you can get.

    My very favorite is genmaicha, that's green tea with toasted rice ... it's amazing! ;).

    hope you're having a nice week!

    Miki.

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  6. Lovely pics! I am definitely going to try out Vanilla Chai. I am a bit like you, I only started drinking tea last year. I never drink coffee. I must say, I really love tea now. My favourite at the moment is Yogi Chai.

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  7. Oh my goodness! I also hate tea, coffee and hot chocolate. I can't explain it but I just don't like them. People often look at me like i'm an alien when i tell them. It's nice to know i'm not the only one :)

    I will definitely be trying the chai tho. thanks for sharing that.

    ps. i once had a drink form kauai called 'apple something' and to date it's the only hot drink i've enjoyed (other than gluwein - obv). So you might like to give it a try if you're ever in need of a hot drink in the vicinity of a kauai.

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  8. Aaah, so lovely! Pics are just gorgeous. I do agree with you, the Vanilla Chai is absolutely yum!

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  9. So nice to hear I am not the only one!
    Thanks for these lovely comments!
    x

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