After months of day-tripping between home and this venture, shoveling my way through ice and snow mounded high upon city streets, and wandering lost in thought about my next moves (on all fronts), well, quite frankly, I’m beat. Don’t tell The Bartender! The poor thing’s exhaustion has rendered him all means of out of sorts and I don’t want to burden him with my grievances. I’ll only tell you, fine readers. And, mostly because, you’ll listen kindly and I’ll reward you with a precious cup of tea. In photos that is…
After playing hostess at our bar every weekend, I cannot stomach my habitual morning cup of java. The taste is off. My stomach cringes. Yet, my body needs to wake and my mind to clear of sleepy dew. Tea it must be. I now begin the morning with a cup of something caffeinated. As the day shuffles on, I crave more. I thirst for the nurturing aroma, warmth and evolving taste revealed in a top-notch tea. Resisting jitters, I steep tisanes.
Rishi’s Tangerine Ginger is an organic herbal tea I requested months ago when in search of a ginger tea that would calm my stomach woes while also offering much more than ginger bite. One whiff of this tisane renders me relaxed. Remember how flintstones vitamins smelled? This herbal blend goes there. Here are the notes I scribed between sips:
tastes tart, citrusy
ginger sneaks in at end and lingers on tongue, warming
tactile, not wimpy
orange, lemon, cranberry
The canister now rests on my desk at work. Next to the honey bear. At arm’s length. Simple gratification.