Although not a self confessed tea lover Bradford Angier did sing its praises highly and took enjoyment in the ritual. In "Home in your pack," published 1965, he descibes his tea needs simply.
Angier also goes into some detail about the place tea holds for many a northern woodsman.
I think that Angier paints a vivid picture of the ritual and while today a fire might not always be appropriate and tea bags may be favoured the tradition lives on. Angier was a great and prolific writer, all of his books are worth a look if you can find them.