We all drink tea differently. It just turns out that one of my tea drinking traits is consistently spilling it all over myself… At a daily rate. I need help, I know. But instead of looking into therapy, I decided to sit down and analyse different types of tea drinkers and the traits that usually come with them, just for your entertainment. Whether you enjoy your brew weak as water, or accidentally spill half a bag of sugar into your mug, drinking tea is something the majority of the world can relate to in their own unique way. So, without further delay, here are some of the types of tea drinkers, analysed.
The type of person who enjoys an average cup of tea. Teabag in, a splash of milk and maybe a teaspoon of sugar. For the majority of these people, this means bringing out the big pack of PG Tips, and although it’s a bit generic, it’s still an easy way to get a caffeine fix early in the morning.
Black Tea. For tea lovers who want a strong cup of caffeine to knock them awake. If you stare into its dark depths for long enough, you might be able to see some shadows creeping out your mug.
Otherwise known as teabag overkill, these are the kinds of people who leave the teabag in, and sometimes, never take it out. Add all the milk or sugar you want, that cuppa is changed forever. If you love the deep, malty taste of tea, drowning teabags could be the best tea making method for you.
This might as well be a teabags version of skinny dipping. These types of tea drinkers quite literally dip the teabags in for less than 30 seconds. At this rate, it’s just tinted water…
I once watched my friend scoop in six heaped teaspoons of sugar into his mug of tea. SIX! Blasphemy.
This method is typically used to cool the beverage down before drinking. IF watered down milk is your style, you might be able to tick this tea drinking trait off your checklist.
Some people will drink tea in pretty small quantities. I tend to have a small teacup each morning before leaving for work, just out of time convenience. It works well for those short and sweet energy bursts.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are also people who will have five cups of tea a day, as a minimum. Or, you could be like me: one day without some caffeine and the side effects are definitely prominent.
These are the people who need to have their drink just right. In one particular mug, with just the right amount of milk or sugar and exactly 12 teaspoon stirs, with a crisp clink of the spoon hitting the mug at the end.
The people who drink tea just to dip biscuits into it. Ignore the soggy crumbs at the bottom of the mug or that one half of Digestive that just fell right into your cup as it was midway into your mouth. Tea is the perfect ‘dipping sauce’. Have you ever tried dipping Oreos into your tea? With this small discovery, I have changed people’s lives. Go try it!
Another word for a ‘tea enthusiast’, these are the individuals who will have boxes upon boxes of tea stocked away somewhere. From teabags to loose leaf, they will most likely have a wide variety of tisaines hidden away in cupboards, just waiting for that special guest to ask for a cup of tea. What would you like? I have Earl Grey, Chamomile, Peppermint, Chai, Matcha...
These are the Tea Connoisseurs of the world. Forget teabags. An abundance of
When it gets too hot on those long, sweaty summer days, Ice Tea is a great alternative to your normal cuppa. Even though Ice Tea is on year-round production, some people only ever drink this kind of caffeine to get their daily boost. Chilly.
I must admit that I am this type of person sometimes, usually when I’m focusing on something. However, there are individuals who will consistently forget to finish their tea or make a point of leaving some at the end, for God knows what reason.
Some of the people who never finish their tea will make an attempt to fix it… By sending their mug to the microwave for a quick reheat. I’ve only ever done this once, but it seems to take the joy out of drinking tea. Although there is no distinctive taste change, there’s something about it that just doesn’t sit well with me.
I see you, coffee drinker. What are you doing on a blog specialising in tea? Get away from here, you traitor. Unless you like tea as well. Or enjoy some quick adventures. Then you can stay.
You don’t like tea? Then a lot of this probably didn’t make much sense to you. If you don’t like normal tea,
Are you any of these types of tea drinkers? Am I the only one spilling tea everywhere!? Let me know in the comments down below! 🙂
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