It’s the nectar of the gods, a warm embrace for your throat on a dreary January day and the stuff of friendships, comfort and goodness. Yes, we love our tea!
After a brief but frightening hour without milk in the Cork Independent office this afternoon, we decided to pay homage to our beloved cuppa.
Whether it’s Lyons (Yuck!) or Cork’s Barry’s (Aaaaaah!), whether you like it with sugar or are “sweet enough”, with milk or without like them “fancy” teas, stirred clockwise or anti-clockwise or with bag quickly dipped or fully soaked – you’ll agree. Tea is a great bit of stuff!
One Cork man has been flying the white and red of Cork (and Barry’s Tea) across the waters as he has been found to be spreading the gospel of tea to an audience at St. Paul, Minnesota.
The video was recorded live recently at the Celtic Junction and sees our Máirtín de Cógáin firing out the simple rules of tea making.
The Celtic Junction supports the thriving “Celtic Arts” by supporting local artists and facilitating the education of those arts to the local community. It also facilitated one man’s determination to get a proper cup of tea in a foreign land. Good man, Máirtín!
A lesson on tea making.
To tea! To Cork! To Máirtín!
Shur, flick the switch on the kettle. We’ll have one for the road!