It’s 11:15 on a Saturday, a working Saturday at that, and I have a mandated teabreak: what better time to taste my advent tea? Today we have Darjeeling Mango Tree 2nd Flush Black Tea, and who doesn’t love a darjeeling? I love a darjeeling, I don’t know why we don’t have it in the house more. I suppose it’s paleness makes it feel less important as a tea, the macho tea of course being the darker the better. But pale and interesting can be strong and characterful too. Discerning customers, according to the box, can pick out flavours of elderflower, roses, cherry, tangerine, mandarin, tonka bean, freesia and medjool dates. I don’t even know what a tonka bean is, and I’ve never tasted a freesia, but find it delicate, smooth and refreshing to drink.
Today’s mug is the booby mug, given to me by the breastfeeding peer supporters I trained last year, one of whom is also in the tutorial group I’m running today. It seemed appropriate, and I know you the reader will enjoy it in all its booby glory.