Sunday, November 22, 2009
About once a year I get sick, or start to get sick and I begin to down gallons of hot tea to get rid of the scratch in my throat. By the time the two week period is over and I remember how much I love tea, and I swear off coffee. For a while, it doesn't even appeal to me. But then, about 8 months down the road, I decide I want a latte. For no reason, I just do. So I get one, and what do you know? I board that coffee train like nobody's business. Until, about 4 months later, I start to get sick again...and well, the vicious cycle starts over again. Sigh. I am currently in the tea part of the cycle.
I have sort of this connection with tea and I don't really know why. When I go home, I immediately make sure that everyone knows that I want to tour the Celestial Seasonings plant. And, my husband's grandma used to work for Bigelow Tea. So, maybe it's in my blood, or maybe I just love to collect tons of tea bags that take up and entire shelf as well as a large glass jar on my counter. Oh well. If you have enough good books, which I do, then you can never have too much tea.
Dear Vanilla Carmel Tea,
You are making my holidays so very festive. You wake me in the morning, satisfy my sugar cravings in the afternoon, yet you give me enough clam and relaxation to still sleep at night. And, you never complain that I like you both as you are, and dressed up for a night on the town. I mean, you look good with a little milk, a little sweetener, and some whipped cream. But it's better than looking good. You taste delicious. You do. Please don't leave me when the holiday season is over. Please stay stocked at my local store. And if you aren't planning on it, then tell me. Cause Ill need to empty another cabinet and fill it with just...you. It's been a week and I've been through a box. Please stay close to me forever.
Bonnie the Baker
And yes, I just wrote a post about putting milk, sugar, and whipped cream on top of a hot tea that I made hot in the microwave. That just happened.