It’s so important to be surrounded by the right conditions when you’re trying to draft a book. These days, I require low humidity, a temperature of 22C to 23C, cats not sitting anywhere near my lap or keyboard, chocolate, an affogato courtesy of hubby, and an uncluttered brain. I also need the very reasonably priced, very delicious Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla tea*. But today I found that my local supermarket no longer stocks it. Or it has simply run out. Either way, quelle horreur.
So I went across the road to that wonderful tea mecca T2, where I knew they had loose-leaf Madagascan vanilla black tea and also rose bud tea. The total cost was about seven times as much as the Dilmah bags. Gulp. I figure I can get 30 cuppas out of my bulk blend, though…
Check out these sites on brewing the perfect cuppa:
- The Art of Tea
- Delicious Istanbul (how to make faaabulous Turkish tea)
- George Orwell’s ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’, written in 1946 and reproduced here.
- The Tea Centre
*I am not sponsored by Dilmah or by any other manufacturer/brand mentioned on this blog. 🙂