These people certainly think it’s the best way to spend the day and we found them all in photos in the Shields Gazette archives.
It’s a great time to be looking back on tea scenes as the UK welcomes Brew Monday next week.
The Samaritans hosts the national event on the day which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’ but it is putting a positive twist on the day by encouraging people to connect over a warming virtual cuppa.
In the meantime, why not enjoy some warming memories from the past with these South Tyneside scenes.
1. A cuppa and cakes in 2013
Demi Turnball and Jayden Blacklock serve tea to John Allan Lee eight years ago but what was the occasion?
Photo: iain brown
2. Enjoying a Fairtrade cuppa
It's back to 2010 for this photo from Holy Trinity Primary School in South Shields, Parents Claire Oughton, Lisa Hetherington and Triha McLeod are pictured with their children enjoying a cuppa. Remember this?
3. A tea party in 2015
South Tyneside Mayor Fay Cunningham (middle) and mayoress Stella Matthewson take part in tea party event to mark national nutrition and hydration week at Garden Hill Care Home. At the front are residents Nick Gibbson and Betty Hedley.
Photo: Stu Norton
4. Time for tea in Hebburn
Hebburn Comprehensive pupils Amy Ward and Chloe Duggan serve pensioners Margaret Landless and Dorothy Robertson at their tea dance in 2011. Does this bring back memories?
Photo: TIM RICHARDSON