A towering 6"7 of Donegal gentleness, humour and endless supplier of tea, this chap also introduced me to Mr mammasaver. He was Mr mammasaver's best man at our wedding, and wrote the most perfect, beautiful speech you could imagine.
If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have met Mr mammasaver, wouldn't have our lovely little lad, wouldn't have such a good friend. For the purposes of this post however, I wouldn't have discovered the wiles of making Irish Tea - a frugal phenomenon that happens to make a cracking cuppa.
It requires little more than a metal teapot, tea bags and a hob.
1. Place two teabags in metal teapot
2. Fill with cold water
3. Bring the tea to a rolling boil
4. Boil for just over a minute
5. Take out teabags and pour.
6. Start chatting. Without this part, the tea is no more Irish than the water you put into it.
Hey presto - you have a stronger cup of tea than normal, and more besides to pour when your cup is empty, and your mouth dry.
Your teabags go a longer way, too!
Now, when's the campaign starting to get Lyons, Barry, and Bewley's tea in the UK?
Do you have a good kitchen tip to share? Comments more than welcome!