Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tea is Terrific

The experiment commenced on Day 7 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge continues today because the results weren't especially illuminating nor what I was expecting according to my as yet unrevealed theory. To either prove or disprove my theory, I clearly need more evidence. Hence this rather mundane blog about one of my favourite drinks (I have many actually)...tea.

I really love tea but I never have more than three mugs a day. Yes, mugs, I do not drink from tea cups. Although there are billions of varieties of tea, I generally stick to good old fashioned black tea. I'm a teabag guy, (no pots) and I like it strong in the morning, but weak in the afternoon or evening. I take it with one sugar and a little milk. It is generally accompanied by chocolate in one form or another, and sometimes a cigarette, if I am alone.

Now for some fast facts about tea courtesy of 66 Sip-a-licious facts about tea

  1. There are an estimated 1500 different types of tea (my 'billions' was a little off the mark)
  2. Tea is the national drink in Afghanistan and Iran.
  3. Ireland is the largest nation of tea drinkers per capita.
  4. China is the world's largest producer of tea.
  5. Tea is the second most widely consumed drink in the world (you can probably guess number one)
Okay, it's over to you. Share your thoughts on tea, and if you can guess what theory it is I am trying to prove with both my Grape Grapes are Great and Tea posts, I'll give you a digital copy of one of my novels.


  1. I wish I liked tea more. I'm not a big hot drink fan, other than when it is cold outside. And most tea needs some sweetening in my opinion, and so I think I end up with it being just as bad as if I had a regular soda. If you have time you should stop by and check out my T Post.

  2. Tea is great. I drink alot of it. I prefer the black ones; English Breakfast and Assam. An English friend of mine says I drink black tea in the wrong way; without milk. I like it that way >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  3. Almost any kind. Black. Green. White. Hot. Iced. With or without mint. Black tea with or without milk. Never with sugar. Several times a day. They put tea in my bottle when I was little, so no wonder I have a heavy habit.

  4. A tea junkie, eh? Never mind. There are much worse things to be addicted to. Thanks for visiting Square Pegs, and for taking the time to comment.

  5. I can't drink black tea without cream (no sugar thank you). Upsets my stomach without. Really prefer coffee over tea. I'm half-Norwegian......My mom and aunts all had coffee breath, so it was a natural transition :)