Wednesday, March 13, 2013
From the Ould Sod
The Irish love their tae! In fact, some accounts reveal that the Irish drink more tea per capita than any other country. Tea is a beverage of hospitality in Ireland. The Irish are known for their strong tea blends that are served with plenty of milk. It is not uncommon that the ratio of tea to milk be two-to-one. Irish Breakfast blends are known for being strong and robust, whereas an Irish Afternoon blend mellow out as the day goes on. A common Gaelic expression for "cup of tea" is "cupan tae", a quaint and enchanting expression.
Enjoy your cupan tae today!
Posted by La Tea Dah at 9:09 AM
Labels: afternoon tea, holiday, tea
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Fun information, La Donna. And I love that little cutie pie in her greenest finery with her basket full of shamrocks!ReplyDelete
That is a charming expression. I like a robust cup of tae once in a while.ReplyDelete
Hi there, Great post; my ma would agree with you on this-all my grandparents came from the old country. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hi La Tea Dah....Well, I do believe I've never met an Irishman who didn't love a "cupan tae." I prefer Celestial Seasoning's Peach Passion my self. SusanReplyDelete
I think I shall go have a spot of tea right now!ReplyDelete
And I did enjoy my cup of tae today. Cute!ReplyDelete