Joel and I are not coffee drinkers usually. We do have a morning cup of tea - every morning. It's our daily morning routine. It was reinforced in 2005 when we went to Ireland and had Irish breakfast tea every morning. Actually throughout the day. Since we've come to Minnesota I'm finding I want tea throughout the day as well. It doesn't seem to keep me up at night; so why not?
When we started traveling, we kept a few things to travel with. Included was our small blue teapot and our two favorite mugs for tea. The teapot is just the right size to make our two mugs of tea every morning. So wherever we go, we hope to find a tea kettle. Or at least a saucepan to heat water in. Then we find our tea. We used to have a favorite India store back in California where we could get bulk tea fairly inexpensively. Not only is that not convenient any more, we did get a bit tired of it.
Currently we're drinking Tazo Awake tea. It's a bit more expensive though. We're always looking for a good robust tea to drink that's not too expensive.
So no matter where we are, we have a little taste of home. We can feel right at home every morning drinking our mugs of tea and having our morning chat as is our routine.
What morning routine do you have? When you travel is there something you bring along to make you feel at home and in a routine?