Earl Grey tea with two sugar and a lot of milk

That’s how I drank my tea for at least ten years. For periods of that I substituted sugar with with sweeteners for no real reason.

I remember when I used to work in Slough and commuted via Reading station for four years that my morning routine involved picking up a copy of the Independent from WHSmith’s and then getting a large tea from AMT on the station concourse. The barristas used to recognise me so much I didn’t even have to say anything any more.

A few weeks ago I made the decision to no longer take sugar with my tea which, seeing I consume around 3-8 cups a day, is a considerable amount of reduction to my sugar intake. I’m not really sure why I did that either though I remember this change started at work when I didn’t have the time to actually put sugar in and then realised that I didn’t mind the taste.

Fast forward some weeks and I’m here at home drinking a nice cup of Earl Grey tea with a lot of milk and no sugar and for the first time I’m missing it. It doesn’t taste the same as it did before and I feel like I need sugar in it, but having come this far I know I won’t change something that has taken me this long to notice!

Btw, this isn’t today’s tea. This was a pot of Earl Grey tea at Giraffe in January!

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5 Responses to Earl Grey tea with two sugar and a lot of milk

  1. Dom says:

    Sugar with Earl Grey!! I commend you for the choice of Earl Grey but you can’t have sugar in it! I’m glad you’ve learnt ;-).

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  2. Cat says:

    Well… I have since slipped a little. Very occasionally – maybe once or twice a week – I have one sugar/sweetener when I’m drinking at home.

    And the other day I had coffee with sugar at home though that was mostly because I had a bad headache and I knew sugar would fix it short term.

    But overall I’m doing ok!

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  3. Dom says:

    Coffee with sugar is allowed, on a bad day you don’t want to know how many I shovel into my filter!

    Sugar in regular tea is *ok*, just not EG ;-).

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  4. Cat says:

    I so rarely drink regular tea! I think we’ll have to agree that I’m just right on this, *coughs*, I mean, erm, agree to disagree!

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