Besides drinking it in the morning, I hardly ever drink coffee and am more likely to opt for some tea -- hot or cold, with sugar and milk, sugar and lemon or plain -- instead during the rest of the day. So I guess it stands to reason that when searching through part of my photo archive for today's entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts, I found zero coffee snaps but at least a handful of tea (themed) photos.
The top-most photo on this blog post was taken at Luk Yu Tea House, one of Hong Kong's oldest dining establishments because I zoomed in on to the cup being suitably shaped for serving Chinese tea in it but designed to be served, English style, on top of a saucer!
The middle photo is of cakes of Pu-erh, a kind of Chinese tea prized by connoisseurs. Not having a refined palate when it comes to tea, I really just zoomed in on the prices that cakes of the tea command!
Finally, in the bottom photo, one sees an actual cup of tea of the kind that Hong Kongers like to drink. Hong Kong-style milk tea is a revved up version of traditional English tea that's super strong tasting and also in its "wiring" effect.
While walking about in Mongkok earlier this week, I paid a visit to the China Cafe to rest my legs a bit and get a reviving cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea. Truth be told, I also was eager to soak up the atmosphere of one of Hong Kong's most traditional cha chaan teng, one which -- movie buffs, zoom in on this fact! -- was a location for movies including PTU. :)