Not sure about why we say “A ‘nice’ cup of tea” but found this today, which I found interesting.
Sydney’s first coffee arrived in 1788 along with the First Fleet. Coffee seeds and plants had been picked up during a stop in Rio de Janeiro and were planted at the site of First Government House, today’s Museum of Sydney. However, Sydney’s first foray into coffee failed when the seedlings did not yield a commercially viable crop. This of course didn’t stop Sydneysiders importing the beans and drinking coffee.
A cup of tea is nice, better for us than coffee, far better than any alcohol, even though aussies think that on a hot day only beer is suitable, in fact a cup of hot tea is far better, and with tea the cops don’t give you a ticket
Water is the best cold drink , not only on a hot day. Beer is something I never drink, hated the taste the very first time I ever tasted it, and although I tried it several times later it was still a yucky taste!!
Strangely though I drink a lot of water it is always hot water even on a hot day. Just think its so refreshing. I may occasionally wave a tea bag over it but don’t really find it necessary.
I agree about the taste of beer but in my (paid)working days it was always a dry cider for me at sundowners.
No doubt an Englishman would be appalled with my method of brewing tea. Every day I brew in a 2 litre electric pot and when it boils, add 5 tea bags. Eventually it cools and I fill a glass with ice, add the tea and two tablespoons of Splenda to make sweet iced tea. I drink at least one pot a day, removing the old tea bags when i make a fresh pot.
I drink a lot of fluids every day because of my medications and iced tea seems to fit the bill for me though I do drink diet cola in the evenings and sometimes a Kool-Aid type of drink. Years ago, I drank lots of coffee but I’m a bit off of of it now, though I usually drink a couple of coffees a week.