Tomorrow I return to work after being off for 12 days. While I enjoyed my time off, it's time to get back to work & dealing with reality.
Today however I still have time to relax & enjoy the silence that fills my home. And to increase the relaxation plan I will brew up a pot of tea & enjoy lunch.
This morning I found myself in my local supermarket picking up some essentials. While in the produce section I spotted my favorite jar of Sun Dried Tomato Pesto. That's when I decided to have lunch. I picked up a huge beefstake tomato & a loaf of Oatmeal bread & as I finished shopping, I was planning which tea to make.
I knew I had to go with a simple tea. Something without a fruit flavor. Something that will brew dark & work iced in case I get tired of the hot tea.
And so I picked London Cuppa.
I received this big bag...440 teabags, from a friend for Christmas. My friends know my tea addiction...now you do too, well, you do if you are reading this blog!
So I get home, make a sandwich & put the kettle on the stove. I am ready to spend my last day off having a great cuppa tea & a sandwich.
Today I used my cow themed teapot. A gift from my friend Robin. I love this little teapot! It's four cups worth of tea any time I want it. And today I want it.
I still have my Christmas tree up. I'm starting to think I might leave it up all year. I love the dim lighting in my living room from this tree. With all the other lights off, the tree makes me feel at ease.
I'm relaxed on the couch & the tea is ready for drinking.
London Cuppa is a simple plain black tea. Nothing overly special about it, other than it brews really well & doesn't get bitter. It's forgiving in that you can't oversteep it. You can leave the teabag in the pot & the pot on the warmer & it won't get too overbearing.
I love this tea. It's fast & easy to make when you don't want the mess of cleaning up tea leaves. It's easy to have on hand & make in a pinch when you want that plain simple black tea flavor.
I love this tea. It never comes out bad. It always has this lovely shade of brown color about it. With just a little Sugar in the Raw added to it, I'm off to enjoy an afternoon cuppa tea.
I end up drinking three cups hot. I love sipping it slowly to let the relaxation last just a little while longer.....
I will even have a few tea bisuits just for the fun of it.
I wish I could do this every day for lunch. Maybe I should see if I could do this ritual at work somehow....Hmm...I'll have to work that into my things to do for 2012.
I will end up drinking one cup iced. It works pretty good iced, but I do appreciate this tea hot more than iced.
I wish every day could be this relaxed & peaceful. I feel so at ease...even now as I find these words.
I am ready for whatever awaits me tomorrow at work. I'm feeling so peaceful that I want to keep this feeling going. I wish I could bottle it up & drink it back down when I need it. Oh well...maybe it's just a matter of drinking really good tea more? Hmm...there's a thought.
So two days into the New Year & two blog entries about my tea addiction. Not sure I'm going to be able to do this daily...we'll see.