Justified & Ancient
- Jan 22, 2016
Almost off topic, but since we're talking about tea...Up until now, I thought you were British. I too am an American and an old Polak from "Da Region" in NW Indiana. Occasionally my cups sing to me as a preliminary to the handle falling off or the cup cracking. I was raised drinking tea with milk and sugar.
Edit: My first set of in-laws were from the Ukraine, and drank hot tea in a glass with sugar and mint.
My mother's folks were Polish from Brooklyn - her mother via Holyoke, Mass. (My dad was from Canonsburg, PA, where everyone knew Perry Como when he was a barber. But I digress.)
My grandmother often drank her tea from an 8 ounce glass tumbler. I don't think she preferred milk, but my mother and aunt seemed to have it that way much of the time. I wonder if the glass thing derives from the type of tea/coffee cup I sometimes see which has a straight sided glass that sits in a metal holder with a handle. For some reason I associate that with Russia and the Middle East.