T is for Tea

I know quite a lot of tea drinkers between my online friends and I myself prefer tea to coffee. Actually, I drank quite a lot of coffee until a year or two ago, when coffee was one of the things causing nausea. I was tested and tested again and finally heard that my body was intolerant to fructose. Why I couldn’t tolerate coffee at that moment, I don’t know. I still cannot drink black coffee or coffee with only a bit of milk. I have to drink cappucino or a latte, in other words, coffee with a lot of milk. But, I cannot have more than two as it otherwise leaves me nauseous again. So, I became a tea drinker.

I drink my tea the ‘English way’ in other words, with a bit of milk and sugar. Or sweetener in my case. I am not fond of tea with a different taste. Actually, the only ‘other’ tea I drink is lemon tea and then I want real sugar in it, and no milk. The taste makes me think of lemon creams, but that’s another story.

I prefer Ceylon tea or English blend. Nowadays when I am in a restaurant I ask for milk to put in my tea, because milk with tea is not standard over here. The only other tea that I drink without milk is rooibos or rooibos tea. Actually, rooibos is not a tea, but made from the leaves of fynbos growing in Southern Africa. Yes, I grew up with rooibos. Actually, now I think about it, I never drink rooibos at home, only in the office, all day long!

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Anyone care to share a cup of tea with me?
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© Rebel’s Notes

This post links to the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2015
T = Tea


3 thoughts on “T is for Tea

  1. I actually dislike both, leaning more toward hot cocoa when the need for drinking something warm arises. A latte if I am desperate for liquid warmth and cocoa cannot be had.

  2. so wrong
    i love it

    i enjoy coffee and tea

    you take a huge mug, fill with hot milk, honey, coffee, chai or other herbal tea and hot water

    sounds weird i am sure but helps thin out the coffee and milk while adding spice to the coffee without the ick effect of bits of spice on the tongue

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