Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 12″ × 8″
Tea or coffee being served – what is your preference? On my patio, Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. Coffee is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From road-side mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat.
When it comes to tea and coffee drinking, I definitely have certain preferences. My main criteria is that tea is drunk out of cups and mugs are for coffee. There’s nothing more heavenly than a properly brewed cup of tea served in fine china. And the pleasure of wrapping your hands around a mug of coffee, especially on a cold, winter’s day, cannot be equalled!