Thursday, August 17, 2017

Iced white?

My daughter and I were out shopping recently, and stopped to get an iced tea. We got a black tea, but she topped hers off with green. It occurred to her she's never seen an iced white. Nor have I, out in public, but I do make iced tea at home using white tea. Today my white is doing double duty. I'm having a white tea with cucumber this morning, but using the rest for later today as an iced tea.


I even used a special cup for my iced.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Reunited

Years ago I took a trip to New Orleans with my mom. On our return home trip, we stopped somewhere to eat that had a country store. I bought the cutest mug, but through the years it was one of the few that broke. The other day I was out shopping with my daughter, when lo and behold, there is that mug! Naturally I bought it. Here's to hoping this one doesn't get to meet its predecessor!

I am enjoying a black, green, and oolong tea.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wine tea?

I was at the store (shh, liquor store) with the fam the other day, when I saw they sell tea with wine. They are made by Republic of Tea, and I saw ones with Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Rose. I will be adding all three to my collection shortly, because, tea. And wine. So there.

For now I will sip my Chinese Restaurant tea made with oolong, jasmine, and green.


And yes, I did drink it out of this mug, even tho I do not golf. It was my dad's I was having a moment.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Remember when

Remember turntables for records? No, I mean before they started coming back. Back when they were the only thing. 33s and 45s. I still have most of mine. A few years ago I bought a turntable for them, since mine had passed to the great record playing beyond. It's been sitting on a bookcase where I can use it, but it's not really well balanced. My mom has been doing quite a bit of tidying at her home, and one thing she had she wanted to get rid of was, you guessed it, a stand specifically for turntables. And guess who she gave it to? So it is now happily ensconced in my home, being used for its original purpose. And I am contentedly listening to some of my old albums.

While drinking tea, of course! A delicious green with acai and blueberry.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Little surprises

My son went out with friends recently. He came home and told me how one of his friends bought my son a handful of items when they stopped at a specialty food store, just because. I had a chuckle at the randomness of it, but then he pulled out some tea that was part of the purchase and told me he thought I'd like it. It was Earl Grey with Lavender. Well, blow me down. So now he and I enjoy this relaxing tea.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mixed blessings

Hubby took some vacation days last week. They are always a mixed blessing. On the con side, his being home disrupts my weekday routine, especially when the vacation is a staycation rather than going somewhere. The pro is that my mornings are much more relaxed. I know I don't have to get up sooner than I'd like to see what needs handled for the day, because I know he'll have taken care of it. I'm not suggesting we have daily upsets, but like the Picard meme, sometimes I feel like I'll look at my phone and query "Damage control".

However, another thing about him being home is I am more likely to eat breakfast, because I can do it leisurely. Other mornings I get up and tend not to eat, having my first meal at lunch, because I'm busy from the time my feet hit the floor. When he's home, I'll sit in bed and read for awhile, before getting up to start my day. I guess in reality, his disrupting my weekday routine is sounding more like a blessing!

Today's breakfast tea was a peach cobbler - a black tea with peach, cinnamon, and apple.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tea is the perfect companion for reading

Despite having several bookshelves full of books, and fewer bookshelves than books, I've been getting a lot lately from my local library. There are two much closer to me, but I still prefer to drive to the one nearest where I grew up. They know me there. They don't look at me peculiarly based on some of my reading selections, lol!

Anyway, nothing is more pleasant that curling up with a good book, and having a cup of tea by my side.

Currently it's a vanilla chai.