Often when I order "hot tea" in a restaurant, I am disappointed
in the quality and service.
My disappointment is usually due to:
1. the incorrect temperature of the water (not hot enough)
2. the quality of the tea (bag/dust and fannings)
The "hot tea" above was served at our family favorite
breakfast cafe in Lexington, Wild Eggs.
The tea is by Novus® "Handcrafted by the Bigelow family"
and is an individually wrapped "full leaf" tea in a sachet.
Everyone who regularly reads my blog will not be surprised to
see my tea of choice on this occasion was a traditional English Breakfast,
a Ceylon (black) tea from Sri Lanka.
So, now I have a question, perhaps a survey of sorts:
When you order "hot tea" in a restaurant and a small
pot of hot water and an empty cup or mug are brought to your table --
do you put the tea bag or sachet in the pot first or the cup first to brew your tea?
>And, yes, I know it it not always brought to the table this way.
Sometimes it is a mug or cup of hot-ish water with a tea bag beside it.<
So let's have a little discussion on restaurant service of "hot tea."