|The darling Kristian, when a bottle just won't do!|
|Earl Grey at the National Portrait Gallery.|
|Take away macchiato or latte.|
|Alex, with hot chocolat, sourdough raisin toast|
|Tea for two or four or....|
Way, way back, before the 10th Century it was being served, exchanged and adapted.
What would we do if not for this social ritual? I could imagine meeting a friend in a park or a gallery but so often the most bonding of times is simply sipping a beverage with said friend in a busy, noisy cafe. There is an intimacy in these places that belies their appearance. My favourite was a tiny, dark, stone walled, old cafe in a lane way in Rome, large covered mugs of rich, gooey hot chocolat and coffee with aromas to lift the senses. What is your favourite place to drink tea or coffee in?
Have a lovely day,