Today I received a mysterious package from Peru, sender unknown. The customs seal had been broken and a note was appended from HM Revenue and Customs explaining that the contents had been inspected, a routine procedure for all brown boxes which arrive from the Amazon.
Clearly the sender was aware of my continued crusade against soda and of the spiritual benefits of a nice warm cuppa. Inside were a selection of Peruvian teas, all on the safe-side of Mormon kosher with nary a leaf of camellia sinensis in sight, black, green or otherwise.
And so begins BCC Tea Club. In future instalments I will review these mysterious teas from Peru. Meanwhile, I invite all to sample the delights of rooibos — or redbush — tea, a sweet, South African elixir which is extra tasty this time of year with a shot of mixed spice. In my house, 8pm is rooibos time, as Rebecca and I curl up in front of the telly with a steaming mug. Yum.
If you want to join the Tea Club, you might want to prepare for the next installment: Maca. Oh, and happy Christmas.