Within two days I experienced an Asian high tea and a simple country tea. Which did I like better? I can’t give you an answer. It would be like choosing between sushi and pancakes. The two barely exist in the same paradigm.
The food choices, the physical setting, the teapots and cups and even the attitude of the server were wonderfully diverse. My point – make note I am making a point here – most of the time I don’t see the point of making a point at all!My point is choosing a tea time experience is akin to choosing a restaurant.
What you do feel like, Harry, Mexican, Italian, Thai?
I don’t know Maude, what about McDonald’s?
Harry, you always want to go to McDonald’s.
Poor Maude. Going out for a coffee is similar to going to McDonald’s time after time. Oh sure you can have coffee in a café, a Starbucks or even in your car, but what’s the reading on the cache’ meter for those venues? Hey, try zero. Okay. Okay. That’s a little harsh. There are some coffee houses which deserve a two or three reading on the cache’ meter.
Oh I can hear some of you out there muttering to yourself while rolling your eyes, here is a woman who doesn’t like coffee. Well you are wrong. I love coffee. However if you want to relish an experience in addition to a hot beverage, then tea rules!
Do a little research of what is available in your area. It sounds so academic and ta ta. Oh yes I am doing a research project right now. I can’t divulge the details of course, but I can say the high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC is most intriguing, darling. I can barely type those last few sentences without affecting an accent.
A little spice or should I say Chai consciously added to our daily lives puts the zing in our psyche and the hip hop in our walk. Oops I can feel myself straying down a tangent. Just think about the incredulous look on someone’s face, if you started rapping during a conversation. Ha!