Lorraine Toussaint’s Aunt Vi and Queen Latifah’s Robin McCall clearly share a close-knit relationship, even though they can antagonize one another on “The Equalizer.” However, the actors actually bonded over their mutual affection for drinking tea rather than their acting careers. “We’re both tea aficionados because she’s a major, fanatic tea drinker and so am I,” Toussaint said during an interview on “The Real Daytime.” “We have different pots, different sauces, different cups, I mean it’s all about the tea.” Toussaint and Latifah’s shared love of tea was a revelation, and the actors immediately found they held a similar criticism when it came to others consuming the beverage. “Oh, my god,” Toussaint continued. “And people drink it without a sauce.”
For those fans who haven’t tried it, you can whip up your own green tea sauce at home, which is ideal for adding to desserts and drinks (via The Spruce Eats). “Oh, we just went nuts over, of all things, tea,” Toussaint said in the same interview. Toussaint revealed her favorite tea is Wedding Imperial by Mariage Frères. Toussaint also admitted she doesn’t get the chance to visit Paris as often as she’d like, but she always makes a point to swing by Mariage Frères while she’s in France to sample and taste all the wonderful flavors of tea.