I asked blogger Raven Twigg to describe her day in tea...
Do you have a daily routine?
At the moment it’s been this: Wake up at 10AM when my alarm goes off, then reset it for 11AM. Get up have a brew and a shower. Then revise, revise and more revising. Have tea, watch rubbish TV and then find a rubbish film online and stay awake until around 2/3AM. Roll on the end of my exams so I can get back to work!
Could you tell us what you do?
I am an Arena Host for SMG Europe at Manchester Arena part-time. This is basically working at the customer service desk OR any hospitality role that a management or production team of an artist may occasionally require. I’m also a student at Manchester Metropolitan University studying English Literature but will graduate this coming July.
When's your first cup of tea?
My first cuppa is normally midday (because that’s when I drag myself out of bed).
What's your preferred tea-making ritual?
Right, you boil the kettle and put one big tea spoon of sugar in the empty mug. Then throw in a tea bag (PG Tips), and get the milk out of the fridge while the kettle boils away. Once it’s boiled, pour in the water just over half way and put the spoon on top of the tea bag so it anchors to the bottom of the mug. Then add the milk until the mug is full and let the tea bag float to the top. Then squeeze it using the tea spoon and the inside of the mug. And boom! We have a perfect brew.
Did you drink tea as a child?
I think I used to try my dad’s but never started drinking it until the end of school.
Confess. Can you say no to biscuits or cake? Are you a dunker?
I can always so no to cake as it gives me tooth ache, but I always have a milk chocolate digestive or two to dunk in my brew.
Which is your favourite cuppa of the day?
The one just before bed.
Is there one break that's non-negotiable?
Erm~ my job is an evening thing so we just eat our evening meal at the desk before the doors open normally. When I worked in retail my dinner break was absolutely necessary though.
Milk or tea in the cup first?
And finally, any projects or news you’d like to talk about?
I’m just a few weeks away from departing sunny England and heading out to America to spend my summer as a Journalism Counsellor on a summer camp! I’m going to be trying my hand at travel writing properly during this time, too!