A riddle, what does a Best Western motel have that the Ritz Carlton does not?
The answer - a great cup of tea. Or at least a microwave in the room so that water may be brought to the boil for said cup of tea. It was rainy and damp in Mystic, CT yesterday and the tea was a welcome start to breakfast, even if it had to be in a styrofoam cup. Last spring, at a conference held at a Ritz, the room had note inviting you to have a fine cup of tea. Made with water below the boiling point, in a carafe covered with coffee oil. Not hardly!
No tea is my travel penance; so I'm glad in this month of being "on the road" to have had at least one wonderful cup.