Although I have never been a fan of hot tea, I would like to be. I envision those who do as having relaxed personalities before they drink it, thereby forgoing the need for more caffeine and additional revving. Tea drinkers seem perpetually serene and sophisticated.
Having said that this beautiful teacup, the gift of two dear friends, encourages me to try it. Finding these little ‘extras’ sealed the deal.
It’s all about the accessories for me- which leads me down one of the many side roads in my thinking these days.
I wonder if I could find a tea cup adorned with cabochon pieces of turquoise? I could really be a tea drinker if I had one of those.
When I found this tea infuser and a box of loose tea all on the same aisle, I couldn’t resist. I really couldn’t resist when I saw that the infuser was topped with a bee.
The bee (and the low price on all of these items) sealed the deal. For me bees are ranked right up there with my current laser focus on birds and acorns (especially if the acorns are mercury glass). It is all serendipitous, isn’t it? There is a bird on my tea cup.
What do I usually drink? In the morning when I wake up, usually around 5:00 am these days, I head to my Bunn coffee pot and make a pot of coffee.
My favorite coffee? Starbucks Breakfast Blend. It is an indulgence I can not justify. The interesting thing is I do not like coffee at Starbucks’ locations. I alternate Breakfast Blend with Dunkin Donuts Original Blend or Community Club from Louisiana.
Within about thirty minutes of my first two cups, I am ready to plow a field, roof the house, or give my advice to anyone who will listen.
I have not tried the first two, but I have tried giving revved up advice/opinions to my husband, and I have made early morning phone calls to my daughters. After those conversations , I need another cup of coffee. They do too.
When I was teaching, I needed my icy cold Diet Coke of the day around 10:30 am. It was the perfect accompaniment to saying,
“Take out paper and pen.” Thinking back I imagine some of my students may have thought, “uh-oh, she has that look in her eye.” I need a Diet Coke has been part of my personal language for a long time.
When the teachers went out to lunch , I ordered regular iced tea with a lot of ice.
I do not care for flavored iced tea. For me it is a contradiction in terms that often tastes like cough medicine. Having said that, Celestial Blends has several cold brew teas that I have bought and enjoyed.
In the late afternoon and evenings, I now have Lipton’s Cold Brew iced tea (decaffeinated) until bedtime.
What do you like?