MORE OR LESS
The tea-drinking culture of the some of the world’s best runners was the starting point for our new More Or Less Mug. With tea as our inspiration, we turned to Lewis Carroll’s classic "Alice in Wonderland" and the enigmatic March Hare for some wisdom that lives at the bottom of the cup. Reading the tea leaves, you might say.
Made by a legendary European craftsman, our 12-ounce enamel mug is the perfect early morning companion and a daily reminder of the balance between more and less. The March Hare adorns the cup's outside, and a scene from Alice in Wonderland appears at the bottom with every sip.
Kenya is one of the world’s largest exporters of tea. Kenyan runners swear by the beverage and drink several cups a day, pre and post sessions. In Iten, it seems there is always a pot on the stove brewing the milky and sweet tea these athletes prefer. Here's how to brew your own.
Loose tea is cooked in a pot with milk. The boiling process is idiosyncratic — every cook will have their own technique — but below is a baseline for cooking tea in this manner.
Boil 3-4 teaspoons of Kenyan tea with 2 cups of water in a pot.
Add up to 2 cups of milk to the pot (aim for roughly equal parts milk and water). Sugar can also be added at this point or after it’s been brewed, depending on preference. Some also prefer to use honey as a finishing sweetener.
Let the tea come to a boil again. Remove from the stove and strain out the tea leaves.
Alternatively, you can throw caution to the wind and boil the water, milk and tea together in one fell swoop.