I’m born in Poland during the communist regimes reign. Back then there was only one tea available: Black Tea.

We mostly drank it with a slice of lemon and some sugar. To this day this is my favourite way of drinking tea.

But I also enjoy what I started calling “Queen Elisabeth Tea” when my daughter asked what it is, same black tea but with milk and sugar. She likes it a lot too.

Last but not least, I really enjoyed Japanese tea, we went to a special tea house and they showed us how to brew it and drink it. It was some special green tea, very delicious!

  • TWeaK
    24 months ago

    Japanese matcha green tea is proper green tea. The secret is not to use water that’s too hot - boiling water will scald the tea and ruin the taste. With Japanese tea ceremonies, they actually have to grind the tea leaves very carefully, as if they go too fast the friction will cause the same effect.

    With black tea, I only take certain blends black. Twinings earl grey works for me, but other earl greys and even basic black teas are often too bitter. However, I usually just add only a tiny splash of milk and no sugar - the sugar tends to make me drowsy an hour or so later.