Tuesday 8 May 2012: Tea
I've been in an odd mood today - what we call 'floopy' in our house - so I made myself a cup of tea...
Tea! thou soft, thou sober, sage, and venerable liquid,... thou female tongue-running, smile-smoothing, heart-opening, wind-tippling cordial, to whose glorious insipidity I owe the happiest moment of my life, let me fall prostrate.
~Colley Cibber, Lady's Last Stake~