One of the best things that Heidi brought back from London was a newfound obsession with PG Tips tea (watch out - talking monkey behind that link). According to one of our friends, it's practically the Lipton tea of the UK, but by God, it's some of the best tea I've ever had.
I am not what you would call a tea connoisseur, much prefering to get my caffeine from pop and coffee. And if I'm going to drink a hot beverage, it's most likely going to be coffee. It's kind of a standing joke around here that we ALWAYS have a pot of coffee on - and that's only a little bit of stretch. Especially in the winter, we seem to drink coffee continuously, especially on the weekends. Well, it'll be interesting to see how coffee does this winter against PG Tips because right now, it's putting in a pretty poor showing.
As an example for how (almost) completely PG Tips has supplanted coffee in our household, while doing up the dishes last week, we realized that we had forgotten to clean the grounds out of the coffee maker the last time we had made coffee. Well, it had been so long since we'd made coffee that the grounds were moldy. Yuck, I know, but it is a great example of it.
I have no idea if tea is better for you than coffee. I do know it has less caffeine, but the way the scientific community bounces back and forth with coffee (is it good for you? is it bad for you?) I figure that it's probably six of one, half a dozen of the other. But it is good stuff.
It's a good thing we have a World Market close by, or we'd be kissing our supply goodbye very very soon.
PG Tips IS very good! My cousin always makes that for me in England.
Everytime we get back into the house she says, "Fancy a cup of tea Steve?"
Thank God for World Market.
Tea from good to best (healthwise):
White Tea (best!)
Clearly, I am missing some of my British and Southern genes because tea has always tasted like tree bark to me. It's a shame, because tea would surely be better for me than my daily Pepsi habit. *sigh* Oh well.
Dan/Heidi, you need to find some lovely teas for your friend Carlyle!
i am one of the few brits who doesn't "get" tea. I mean i can get it if i want to, that makes it sound like i'm on rations and tea isn't part of it. No, i just don't see the big appeal, hence my ridiculously expensive addiction to starbucks. I do have a cuppa every now and then but with no milk or sugar. i take it hardcore :P
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