There has been a certain level of concern voiced among our ride patrons about the refreshments served at The Peddler Bike Shop at the end of our ride. In particular, some have wondered about our method of brewing tea, as if this one criterium determines the level of one’s anglo-phile-ness.
Let me assure you that we use the finest bulk teas in our tea urn. We use a slow-steep method, in which the tea is brewed in the urn continuously as we are out riding. At the time we arrive at the shop, the tea is warm, ready to be served. And, while I am not personally opposed to such procedures, we do not use the tea bagging method in brewing our tea.
Last year, the few true Brits who were in attendance pronounced our tea to be “a proper cup.” You can’t get a finer endorsement than that.