The United Nations recognizes May 21 as International Tea Day. After water, tea is the world’s most-consumed beverage, and our writers past had much to say about it.
The art of down-home tea. Wanda Waterman hunts for a brew equal to that she remembers from Nova Scotia. “When poured out the colour is a rich, deep amber, to which you add canned evaporated milk and lots of sugar if you want it. Drinking it black would be insupportable, and even whole milk is sometimes too weak to buffer the tea’s kick.” In Search of Fisherman’s Tea, September 30, 2016.
The other water of life. Janice Behrens extols the health benefits of tea-drinking. “One of my very favourite ways of sliding into a slower rhythm of life during these grey days is by spending some serious quality time curled up in a nice warm spot with a cup of steaming tea.” The Good Life – Just My Cup of Tea, January 13, 2006.