Tuesday, 12 August 2008


Our favourite local café isn't open on Mondays or Tuesdays, so rather than risk a coffee elsewhere, I either make a stovetop coffee at home or a cup of tea. My tea of choice is Pu-erh.

It was sold to me as being tea that monks drink when they wake at dawn to meditate. It keeps them alert, but doesn't wire them up like coffee.

One of my favourite parts of the tea ritual is pouring in the milk. I was brought up in a house where the milk was poured into the cup before the tea, but I prefer to pour the milk second.

To me it looks like smoke under water.

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