Today is the Perfect Day for wrapping up in a lap blanket and enjoying the Perfect Cup of Tea.? And not just any old “bag in a cup” will do — I’m here to share my Perfect Recipe.? Those of you who know to run in fear when I say “my” and “recipe” in the same sentence, never fear — this one’s actually good!? While my coffee crush is fairly new, tea & I have been going steady for years.
So here’s whatcha gotta do.
Boil a bunch of water.? Well, not quite boiling.? Just hot enough to make good tea but not hot enough to burn your tongue.? Pour into your favorite comfy mug.? Drop in 3-4 pieces of crystallized ginger, and one round bag of Tetley Green.? The sugar on the ginger will add sweetness, and the Tetley will add a lovely green flavor and keep it from being ginger-water.? (Which is yummy!? But not technically tea.)
Hold the warm mug in your hands for 2-3 minutes.? (It won’t do much for the tea, but it does make your hands nice and toasty.
Drink half of the tea.? Fish out one of the pieces of ginger and eat it.? Put your cup down and forget where you put it.? Retrace your steps.? Find it and put it in the microwave to heat it back up.? Get interrupted by Something Important.? Forget you put it in the microwave.? Go to bed mumbling something about a cup, err… I forget.? Have a dream that you made ginger tea but never drank it.? Wake up craving tea, but can’t find your favorite mug.? ANYWHERE.? Blame your daughter, the cats, your coworker… whoever looks at you crosseyed.? Give up on making tea.? And everything that requires you to boil water.? Stubbornly make soup-in-a-can for dinner.? In the microwave.
Discover a cup of half finished tea.