A trend that I have noticed among some steamers is the affinity, (or in the case of Professor Elemental, shameless addiction) for tea, particularly Earl Grey . After purchasing tea form a high end shop with the letters FTGFOP, some sort of tea pedigree, they told me , tongue in cheek it meant "far too good for ordinary people", but alas it was no better than my PG Tipps. I'm rather like the English about my tea, strong, with milk and pinch of sugar. One of my friends on the other hand, prefers to hold a tea bag over the cup and recite the incantation "see this is a tea bag", then adds a ton of sugar an drinks it..oh well!
Lucky enough to get an occasional care package from the UK I enjoy a proper cup on regular basis.
my favorites are :
Yorkshire & Y gold
Lifeboat (packaged for RNLI)
So whats your favorite Cuppa , Black, OP, Assam Earl Grey, etc?
If you haven't already , please do visit Professor Elemental's tribute to the British Cuppa..