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what makes your perfect cup of tea?

Inspired by a nice young man.  Tea, time, location, place and company are all open to debate...


"My favourite brew is the one you make at home, take with you when you climb Crib Goch (or any conveniently located mountain) and enjoy while sat on top of the world contemplating life's little mysteries." Richard

"I like a good simple cup of earl grey.  As for location, say at a lake house, with the mountains on the other side of the lake. Far removed from any other signs of life. And a cold morning. Fog off the lake. Cloudy skies with a few patches of blue here and there. No computer, no cell." Lefthand

"I like a good cup of Tetleys, PG Tips or Taylor's Yorkshire, although I did come across a yummy tea recently in a pressie that I got given - its by Ahmad Tea of London and its an afternoon tea flavoured with bergamot. Blummin' luv'ly, it is. Probably sat in a Chesterfield in front of a roaring fire or in a tearoom with lots of doilies. And polite company is always good for these things :-)"  Zoe

"The best cuppa for me would be Assam (twinings) after a long days skiing - you need to have taken the tea bags with you! With whoever your on your hols with, take the boots off and put the kettle on."  Janine

"I still remember my favourite cup of tea as being in a cafe at the bottom of Snowden. I'd been walking with friends up Snowden and got caught in a whiteout on the way up, missing the path in the process. It was hard going and very slippy trying to get down. At the bottom we went for tea to warm up. Someone produced a hip flask with Jack Daniels in it. I can still taste the warm tea with a nip of JD. Warms the cockles." Cathy

"My favourite cup of tea is the one that appears every weekend morning. It's brought to me in bed, with something to eat (malt loaf or crumpets). A cup of tea also appears on weekday mornings for me to drink once I'm out of the shower. The tea is replaced with filter coffee and the malt loaf with sugar doughnuts when we're on holiday. This is because the US doesn't really do tea."  Tea Tester Angela

"My most favourite cup of tea ever was when I had afternoon tea on my wedding day this year! I wouldn't have had anything else and the cakes and scones that went with it were divine..." Caroline

"Definitely at the Magpie Cafe in Whitby, where they still use proper tea leaves, with a strainer, alongside a mighty plate of skate & chips. Usually on a cold, sunny day in March, when we've stopped over for The Gentleman Caller's birthday. Aah, bliss..." Kirstin


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