Tea Chronicles Pt. 1 - John Muir

 John Muir

John Muir

I am not only a keen hiker but I'm also a tea addict, and for for me the two go hand in hand. Whether its a Thermos at the top of a mountain or the first brew when setting up camp, I love it all. I'm not the only one with an affinity for the outdoors and tea so I thought that I would document some other more famous hiking/tea partnerships.

John Muir has a number of quotes claiming tea to be among his minimum needs.

I rolled up some bread and tea in a pair of blankets with some sugar and a tin cup and set off.
— John Muir

Even with his famously pared down equipment requirement, when he felt the urge to strike out into the outdoors tea always featured.

Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence.
— John Muir

Yet another reason Muir is one of my heros. More tea dedications to follow.

Posted on November 6, 2011 and filed under Tea.