I'm English. Which means that I drink tea. A lot. I drink tea like Americans drink coffee. I need tea like I need air.
Yes, yes, pedantic person at the back there, of COURSE there are English people who don't like tea. In fact until a couple of years ago I was one, but I had my teaphiphany a short while back and now I can't get enough of the stuff.
What I didn't realise until, well, today, was that apparently I'm not the only black-clad spookster with a tea fetish. Is it the associations with elegance and grandeur? Paying homage to your British Gothy ancestors of the 70s and 80s? Is it all Emilie Autumn's fault? I don't know. But it seems like all of a sudden, dark culture has gone batty over tea. o.O
And if one's tea is not already spooky enough by virtue of being, well, TEA, you can now get all kinds of dark delights (see what I did there?) such as:
There's even a sport that the least athletic Goths could potentially get behind, and it's known as tea dueling. I can see this happening at future meet-ups everywhere.
So. Tea. Love it? Hate it? Theories or, y'know, actual knowledge on why it's suddenly popping up alongside bats, spiders and skulls as a Gothy staple?