After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many people enjoy.
The English are renowned for it’s tea drinking habits. Often enjoyed through a mystical curative and marvelling in it’s comforting qualities, it is also used in times of crisis, as a remedy for shock.
To normal men or women – tea is usually Indian tea, with sugar and milk to taste. The preference is for the strength to be rich and copper in colouring (colloquially called ‘builder’s tea’). (more…)