There aren’t many things that a cup of tea can’t solve. Alright, maybe ‘solve’ is pushing it a bit, but I always find a cup of tea can take the edge off at least. When my sister comes to visit she mocks me for the amount of tea I drink, but I don’t care, there is just something so comforting about hot drinks, especially on cold days when you can wrap your cold hands around the mug and blow hot steam into your face.
I also have a bit of a thing about pretty drinks and taking pictures of them. Yes that’s right, I am that woman in the cafe on her own taking pictures of her tea.
The one thing I do struggle with in cafes though is what to choose. I’m not very decisive at the best of times, and tea or coffee is challenging enough, but nowadays of course there are about a million different types of tea and coffee to choose from. Too much choice unfortunately tends to lead me to make impulse decisions, like when I go into McDonalds, panic at all the burger varieties, and end up with a Filet-O-Fish.
It was too much choice that lead recently to me ordering a green tea latte:
And if you think green tea is fancy enough, then hold onto your seats, because the tea fun doesn’t stop there, oh no…
The Whittard website features no less than 16 different types of green tea alone, from the very exciting sounding gunpowder variety, which in its packet doesn’t look anywhere near as scary as it sounds:
to the intriguing sencha tea, described as ‘a tea of spontaneity, made for friends and strangers alike’.
Can’t make up your mind which tea is for you? Best put the kettle on while you think about it…