I might be the world’s biggest tea lover. In fact as I write this post I am brewing myself a cup of tea. There’s something so wonderful about tea, especially in the winter. These days as February looms long and damp and chilly, I find tea is often my beverage of choice. In fact it is often the only thing that keeps me warm. Plus I like that caffeine free or low caffeine tea is a simple way for me to stay hydrated.
Recently I read a book that had a good number of different morning teas recommended for detox. The book was The Prime and I wrote a post about it here as well on the blog. These days I have numerous cups of tea and tisane. I have a few favourite tea stores where I buy loose leaf tea. I sometimes buy the ready made old school tea bags too.
I think I come by my love of tea easily. My grandmother was British and she always had a cuppa tea on the go. Back in the day her tea was Tetley or Salada, sometimes Red Rose too. She collected so many of the cutest little ceramic figurines from her tea boxes that she had them all over several shelves in her living room. As a child I found comfort in that. My Grandma was spirited and a witty lady who enjoyed talking about politics with me. I relished sick days spent on her sofa watching daytime talk shows and game shows relaxing.
As a child I understood tea was a grownup drink and was occasionally given a sip but I never liked it then. Plus it never seemed right to me to add cream or milk or sugar, or anything like that to tea. I am a tea purist and I love it black, thank you very much. Peppermint tea is one if the ones I rely on the most to keep stomach upset at bay.
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