I had a weird thought in Cambridge this weekend.
I need to know whether this is just ‘me’ or whether other people do ‘this’. ‘This’ being only drinking certain beverages in certain vessels (and thinking the same beverages taste differently in different vessels). I have set ideas when it comes to how the same tea and coffee (and other drinks) taste differently in different cups.
This is my herbal tea mug.
This is my morning coffee mug.
This would be my afternoon tea cup if I were to have afternoon tea at home.
Feed me the right drinks in the above three vessels and I am happy. When I got married, we were given a set of Denby mugs. Despite being very lovely, they are hardly ever used. Why? Because to me, neither tea nor coffee tastes right in them.
If I have wine, it has to be in this glass. It is chunky and it is purple. Wine tastes the best in it. Wine does not taste as good in a clear glass.
In Cambridge this weekend, my husband, knowing how much I like to have my own mug whenever I’m away from home, brought along my herbal tea mug (see above). This worked well and was very much appreciated. I really enjoyed my before-bed herbal tea that night. However, the next day I wanted a coffee before getting up for breakfast. I only had the one mug, my herbal tea mug. I was prepared to give the mug the benefit of the doubt. However, the coffee tasted wrong in it. It wasn’t good enough. It didn’t feel right. My herbal tea mug is not a coffee mug. He should have brought along two mugs for me (three if we were to have afternoon tea).
Am I alone in this weirdness? Or am I just being a bit of a diva?