I am avid tea drinker. It is one of my secret weapons of dealing with the stress of the day! I have a kitchen cabinet dedicated just to satisfy my cravings! If you go to the health food store, there is just about a tea for every ailment possible. There's energy tea, sleepy tea, green tea, black tea, chai tea, cold fighting tea, poop tea, PMS tea, weight loss tea, arthritis tea, detox tea (caution, I don't care how much honey you put in that one....it is STILL nasty. During a cold or flu, it does help you recover quickly, but YUK!!!!). I am not a pill popper either, even if it is a vitamin. My frig is a vitamin graveyard for things that I should be taking. I can't tell you how many times I have set my vitamins out for the day, and just as I am pulling Proud Mary out of the yard I remember that I didn't take them. Somewhere out there in Northwest Indiana lies the healthiest land fill as a courtesy of Clean Paws Mobile Grooming! Until I find a tea for it, it will probably be donated to a friend or family member that needs it more than I do.
I am not a coffee drinker. Although I love the smell of aromatic blend from the local coffee shops the taste of it makes me gag! It's something about the caffeine in coffee that sends me on a crazy roller coaster. I get headaches, a bad case of the shakes, and my concentration goes out the window! When finally come down from a coffee high, I am usually sick to my stomach and wiped out for the rest of the day. Tea is just a mellow place for me!
Recently, I have gotten into making I guess what you can call a "concoction or potion" if you will of some of my favorite blends. This morning I tried a vanilla hazelnut tea naturally blended of course with cinnamon stick and vanilla chai as a booster. Mixed to perfection with a nice brand of honey and a splash of milk.......HEAVEN!!!! Smooth, mellow and tantalizing to my taste buds! It's the right pick me up start my day and it smells wonderful! If you a have "good" grocery store near by stop in the tea isle and see what you find. The one that frequent has a half of an isle dedicated to tea! It's a hidden treasure chest of simple pleasures! In the summer, I like to make a mint tea with honey, place it in the frig with pineapples. In the morning I fill my water bottle with it and I am refreshed all day!
If you have a favorite tea concoction, please share! TEA DRINKERS UNITE!!!!!
Until next time......pinkies up, and sip until your heart is content! =D