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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tea is a pleasure

With the outside temps being soooo hot, I haven't been drinking my morning tea as often. I still drink iced tea on a daily basis, but hot sometimes gets skipped. I live in a blessed air conditioned home, so the heat doesn't really touch me, but still, just the thought of hot beverage can make me think twice. I've known people who drink hot coffee while working outside in the summer; I don't understand it.

However, sometimes at night, I'll stay up late reading, and I'll make myself a nice cup of herbal tea. That tea tonight is a mint tea, with both spearmint and peppermint.

This mug carries a couple of meanings for me, and those who know me will one get it immediately. The other is because when it is hot outside, a little bit of suggestion (winter!) helps.