I am a tea pot.
I cannot face the day until I have had my morning cuppa, and for Hubby, he needs at least two.
We are compatible though and as we are usually on an economy drive, things work out very well.
You see, Hubby likes strong tea, I like mine weaker, so we can share a tea bag.
This stems back to staying with a family where only one tea bag was used per pot, regardless of the size.
Hm, cats pee anyone?
But for years afterwards, I could not stomach strong tea.
We always have the kettle on, so whenever anyone visited, first thing asked was always ‘tea or coffee’?
It wasn’t until someone asked me (in my own house) if I’d leave the tea bag in the cup as they preferred strong tea, because quite honestly, I didn’t make it strong enough for them.
Bit of a wake up call that, and one I took to heart, but not with offense.
The strength of tea varies per brand of course, but in most instances, as I’ve said, one tea bag will make a cup for each of us.
Hubby has first dip, and I have the second.
We used to joke that we’d hang the ‘good’ tea bags on the line to dry out and use again, though assured our visitors that they would always have a fresh one. It was amazing how many people actually believed us.
Times may have been hard, but NOTHING prevented us from having a decent cup of rosy lee.
Some years ago though, a work colleague made a big thing about his cuppa.
Our department invested in a large tea pot as there were 11 of us, 7 of us tea drinkers, and tea out of the coffee machine (funny how we always seem to say that) was dire.
Despite whatever ‘number’ his was out of the pot, it was never strong enough, and to be honest, ‘the joke’ wore very thin (or weak).
I was in a DIY store one afternoon and found the perfect solution.
Even better, it was FREE, and we all know how much I love that word.
Next day, and with a flourish, I presented my colleague with a glossy card.
I told him to pick a colour, and I would ensure his tea would match it perfectly.