Saturday, April 9, 2011
the morning cuppa
Those who know me well (and many who don't know me that well) know that my morning starts with Earl Grey tea - hot (to quote Captain Jean Luc Picard. Love being able to quote Star Trek) regardless of temperature. It doesn't really matter what brand of Earl Grey, but it must be Earl Grey. My current favorites are the Two Leaves and A Bud (available at Saxby's including in 30th Street Station Philadelphia) and Numi (conveniently available at the coffee stand in my office building). But it *must* be Earl Grey. Yes, I do carry around Earl Grey tea bags just in case the spot where I find myself in the morning doesn't have Earl Grey, as happened this morning at www.antspantscafe.com (or in case they have run out, which I've even experienced at Starbucks) Great food, no Earl Grey (well there was Earl Grey made with their hot water and my tea bag). I'm happy to pay for the tea, heck I'm happy to pay for the hot water, but if wherever I am has Earl Grey, I will just buy theirs, not use my own, although at work, any cup after the first is made with teabags kept in my office. There is just some luxury about being handed that first cup of tea (Earl Grey tea that is) in the morning that gets the day off to the right start.