I asked blogger Sarah to describe her day in tea...
Do you have a daily routine?
During the week I get up around 6.30 and the first thing I do is make tea (Yorkshire tea, in case you were wondering)! I then have about an hour and a half commute through to York where I work. My working day is then spent consuming lots of cups of tea in order to make it through the day! I usually get home around 7pm for yet more tea and settle down to watch my favourite TV show and of course do some blogging! I will often have cup of camomile tea before bed.
When's your first cup of tea?
On week days it is around 6.30 in the morning, I usually have it with my breakfast and then I make one to take with me on the commute to work! My first cup is much later at weekends depending on how lazy I am feeling!
What's your preferred tea-making ritual?
I like to take my time when making a brew, I put the teabag in the cup and once the kettle is boiled I will leave it for a minute and then pour the water in, I then leave to brew for a minute or so and add a splash of milk and half a teaspoon of sugar because I have a sweet tooth! Oh, and tea must also be served in a nice cup or mug as it makes the tea drinking experience so much more enjoyable (I have a bit of an obsession about this!).
Did you drink tea as a child?
Sometimes, but not regularly. It wasn't until I went to uni that I developed a full on tea drinking habit! Also the older I have got the more different types of teas I like now, I definitely drink a lot more herbal teas than I used to and now, if I pass a tea shop I like to go in and buy something a bit different to try out, my current favourite is rosebud tea!
Confess. Can you say no to biscuits or cake?
No, I cannot say no to either of these! In my opinion tea is always made better with a chocolate digestive or a ginger snap or even better with a slice of Victoria sponge!
Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
My first cup of the day on a Saturday morning! My boyfriend Carl, and I always have a cup of tea in bed every Saturday and Sunday morning. Although, I always have to make it which is a bit annoying, you see we have a rule in our house that Carl cooks the dinners every night and in return I have to make ALL the cups of tea.
Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
Definitely the evening cup of tea, I always make it after we have our dinner at around 7pm and it is perfect for unwinding after a stressful day at work, I always have a chocolate biscuit with that cup!
And finally, milk or tea in the cup first?
Always tea first. I don't trust people who put the milk in first, it is just strange!