“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
A cup of tea, for me, represents a number of things. A moment of calm, a time to socialise, a tasty experience and even some warmth. So there is always a time and place for tea.
Just near the Mezquita in Cordoba there is a small Arabic cafe. It specialises in tea and pastries. Now you may think mint tea is rather common and indeed it is. But when served like in the photo above it becomes an experience. The cafe was beautiful.
The blues were so rich and beautiful they almost glowed.
I loved the open sky light which gave a soft ,pleasant and natural light to the cafe.
We ordered two types of tea and a few pastries. The pastries known as baklava is sweet and made of layers of phyllo pastry filled with yummy chopped nuts. We just couldn’t resist them! I ordered a mint tea and E ordered an Andalusi tea.
The teas and pastries were served on a metal tray with a cloth embroided with gold. The two cups matched each other and the tray with a similar striking gold patterns. I thought the presentation was a lovely touch.
I love mint tea! Especially when it is made from actual mint leaves and it isn’t just a tea bag. You can see how bright and fresh the leaves are in the pot from the picture above! The tea, after I let it brew a while (brewing is one of the most important parts of making a brilliant cuppa!) and had a little sip. Hot and Minty! Yumm. I even, naughtily, put half a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it a little.
I would say this tea and wonderful experience receives 4 cups!
Any new teas that you’ve tried? When is your favourite moment to have a cuppa?