Where There Is Tea, There Is Hope

Well this morning has started out with a 6 degree reading on the thermometer! It just seems so wrong for it to be so cold and yet the sun is advertising something else entirely!

Today’s tea is brought to you by the lovely folks at Taylor’s of Harrogate. A rich and full-bodied Scottish Breakfast Tea with a splash of milk. I’ve been meaning to ask y’all about the milk thing. I know the debate will forever rage on adding it to the cup first or after you pour tea. I don’t care. But I do care if it’s cold. I heat my milk separately and then add the tea. And I only add milk to full, black teas. What’s your way?

I have an appointment with my Corneal Surgeon tomorrow and I expected that darn Anxiety Fairy to pop up this morning, as I like to worry in advance, but so far it’s just the Frozen Fairy. I have been a bit anxious over the past 3 weeks when my doctor went to Korea for the holidays. Korea. I grilled him like the CIA before he left.
“Will you be able to get back?”, ” Are you sure?” “Can you let me know you got home all right?”ย  He knows I’m nuts, but he is also a fellow tea lover so I can’t wait to hear what new teas he tried.

I’m also hoping for good news about the next surgery. As at the moment I have no lens in my eye at all. Just a lot of really bright light….sort of like the one people see on the way out of this life. So hopefully they will have figured out a way to put one in there.

OU Boy decided to make a cake about 9 p.m. last night. Just the cake. No icing. Is it even called cake if there isn’t icing? I’m not complaining because at least he isn’t smoking! Doing really well with that. So what if he wants to make cake at bedtime. We’re weird and we own it.

xx Patriciaย  ย Have a great Tuesday! Have a cup of tea and some cake!

43 thoughts on “Where There Is Tea, There Is Hope

  1. Donnalee says:

    Cake is a great idea. I hope your medical matters are resolved easily and well and soon.

    I am no help on the milk and tea thing, since I always let the tea steep without milk since otherwise the fat of the milk seems to trap the tea in the bag/leaves and keeps it from getting fully brewed, so i just put it in later, after I felt the tea brewed enough. At that point the bag can still stay in, if I don’t fear it’ll get bitter. I am not a heating-milk person, so that is the part that others will have to address!

    This the first time I ever felt cold in my bones consistently, and now I know what people mean when they throw around the phrase bone-chilling cold. I never thought much about it until now, standing inside the house at the computer, my poor arms and legs feel pain in the bones due to cold. Huh.

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      • Donnalee says:

        Good luck with it. At least these days the technology of eye surgery and health has gotten very advanced and often it is not such a problem as it would have been in the past. I personally get nervous about that kind of stuff, so I hope it becomes nice and easy for you

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  2. 5171 Miles Book Blog says:

    I prefer to add milk last. I donโ€™t feel like the tea is strong enough if I add it before.
    I think I need to brew some now, actually! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best of luck with your appointment. -Ashley

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  3. anne leueen says:

    All the best for tomorrow for your eye consult. I put milk with strong black teas and I add milk first, small quantity and I do not heat it. I’d love to try a Scottish breakfast tea. I have Irish and English but have not tried any Scots tea!

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  4. Anne Mehrling says:

    Fingers are crossed for all your eye matters. Friends brought me popular tea from England, the kind everyone buys in the supermarket. It’s what we used when we lived there in the 80s. Following the practice of my friends, I pour milk in first and then add the piping hot tea.

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  5. Anna says:

    The idea of cake without icing baffles me to the highest levels. Heating your milk separately before adding it to your Tea on a cold day, however, is just good sense! I’m a bit late to this party, but I hope your surgery went well!

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