Coffee's for mornings. Wine's for after 5pm. But any time can be tea time.
The variety of teas -- their origins, aromas and effects on the body and sense -- make tea the most versatile beverage on the planet. As I've mentioned in my previous post, I'm a promiscuous tea drinker -- I try everything once; twice if I like it. So to set each tea apart, I've discovered each tea has its corresponding time of day:
- For a morning caffeine jolt, I experiment with a variety of black teas for a solid wake-up call.
- For a non-caffeinated morning reboot, a spicy Rooibos tea does the trick.
- Chai, especially in latte form, is a great mid-afternoon break type tea. The caffeine and spices jump start my brain cells and the milk and sugar keep me going.
- White tea is nice for an afternoon tea, especially when blended with peach or aromatic herbs. It goes well with jam and scones.
- With dinner, a blooming tea or strong herbal tea can compliment a meal more specifically than wine.