January 26th, 2007
|07:20 pm - A Scots brew to counter the chill|
I'd bought a container of Scottish Breakfast tea a while ago and today I've had quite a few cups of it. It's been very cold and windy the past two days (in the low teens this morning with a wind chill of -5 degrees F), so much so that I decided to forgo a Burns Night celebration last night that I'd been planning to go to for a while. I've been fighting a losing battle with a lingering cold and saw no reason to risk making myself worse by venturing out into this bitterly cold weather, now that I'm finally starting to get over it.
The box said it was best with milk and I agree. I normally take my tea with nothing in it -- no milk, no sugar, no lemon, just tea. I decided to try it the way I normally do, then tried it with sugar only and with milk only as well as with both. (I usually have only iced tea with lemon -- if I want lemon flavoured hot tea, I generally have a lemon herbal blend.) I found that I preferred it with milk, either with or without sugar -- essentially the same way I have coffee, albeit with much less milk than I normally put in my java.
I'll be having some more in a little bit, since it's chilly in the house when the wind blows. Right now the internet weather pages are telling me it's 20 degrees by me with a windchill of 6 degrees. The wind has been rattling the windows though, so I think it probably would feel much colder were I outside right now.
~~ goes off to heat some water ~~
Current Mood: cold
Current Music: "Scotch Mary High Reel" -- Shaman
Ooh, it is nasty out, isn't it? I haven't had so much tea since I came back from Russia! (Yes, it's colder in Moscow right now, but there's less wind!)
Clearly I need to get some more silk long underwear!
It most certainly is! I think I'll go hibernate until Spring . . .
Grandmother and Grandfather always added lots of sugar to theirs. They also had huge cups that held at least 16 oz. of tea, maybe more.
They also both lived to a ripe old age (89 and a few days short of 93, respectively) -- my father used to joke that they had so much tea that it tanned their insides and preserved them that way, that's why they lived so long!
Hope your cold goes away soon, hon!
Thank you for your well-wishing!
~~ goes off to brew more tea ~~