D: Drink of Choice While Reading
On one hand, I can and do drink anything whilst reading: water, a gin and tonic, chocolate milk, ginger beer, Gatorade, coffee, wine, whiskey, pop, or any given cocktail. If I’m already drinking something as I pick up a book, or if I get thirsty whilst reading, any beverage will do.
But then again, that is a scandalous falsehood. For tea is the obvious drink. Our kettle’s always on the stove, cabinets of tea and mugs directly above it. The mugs big, solid, and so abundant that there’s always some standing ready no matter how many I’ve left, empty or nearly so, in my bedroom.
On one hand: any kind of tea will work. Black, green, herbal; English Breakfast, Earl Grey, or spiced orange; blends like Lady Londonderry, Monk’s Blend, Enchanted Forest, or my Sherlockian teas (especially John Watson and, surprisingly, Anderson). Harney & Sons Royal Wedding tea is delightful. Cuppa Joy is delicious.
But then, which do I reach for first, and last, and most often in between? What do I actually make when I need a break from a story, and sip as I sit back down?
Generally, Tetley with heavy whipping cream and a bit of sugar.
What’s your go-to reading refreshment?