Ahem. Tea drinker’s probz. ;)”….. I wrote this in a draft to a friend while I was housesitting for someone.
Whenever I’m cold, I will get a cup. I have trouble staying warm, otherwise. And I drink only herbal tea, most of the time, and it’s hard to overload on that. While I was housesitting I was taking it real easy, and I drunk about 5 cups a day, re-using tea bags, but still using the tea supplies faster than predicted.
I took them up on their offer, and I used some of the resident tea. I learned to like green tea – the rainforest-friendly green tea they had was actually rather tasty!
So, anyways, I knew that I should bring a goodly amount as I am staying at my friend’s for an indefinite time. I had recently gone to an organic store, and I find all sorts of goodies on their discount rack. Guess what I saw? ALL my favorite Christmas teas (those made by Celestial Seasonings)!! I put one or two in my basket… then I put more… I really wanted all of them. Oh, what the heck! I put them all in my basket, and then checked with Mom to make sure that wasn’t selfish of me.
I bought all 7 boxes of discounted Christmas tea – I would have bought them at full price, but I hadn’t seen them, then. In fact, I’d thought I’d completely missed out on the deliciousness.
I buy only one or two at a time usually, so this windfall of tea was unexpected and nice for me. It joined the couple I kept on hand.
When I buy almost all of my purchases from the sales rack, I feel bad, but the cashiers usually thank me or make some kind of kind comment. Apparently it’s of mutual benefit, that I hadn’t expected. Yay!
Mom and BT also really like Celestial Seasoning’s tea, so I bought them for them, too, giving BT a whole box of his own, and sharing them with Mom whenever she came over, and then I started keeping a couple at my friend’s house so I wouldn’t drink all her tea when I came over.
Did you know, BT has more drinks – tea, hot chocolate, and coffee (though he isn’t a coffee drinker) than food….
Due to how I used up my boxes of tea while housesitting that one time, when I went to my friend’s house, I knew I ought to bring some more tea to build up her cabinet full of tea so that while staying there I wouldn’t tax her tea supplies (ah haha – tax/tea).
I decided to bring one of each of my flavors to share and drink — that ended up being 7 (not the seven Christmas teas, 4 of those were the same flavor)…
And she has a WHOLE cabinet full of ALL sorts of different teas. She likes to try them, and then go buy more to try, leaving me and her guests quite a variety to drink. 😀 It’s a tasty deal.
So, on a whim, yesterday, I counted. How many teas did our joined stashes make???
FORTY TYPES of tea! And some of her “boxes” of tea are actually repurposed boxes to hold multiples of old teas stored together.
Many of those are herbal — I think that is why there are so many; you can have so many different flavors in the herbal type, youknow?
What about you – do you have a bunch of types of tea? And if so are they herbal or caffeine-containing? How did it happen that you do, or don’t, have a lot of teas? I’m really curious what your stashes or quiet collections are like!!
And now I’m off to make some Néstléy Touloùsé Cookies 😉 to go with that crazy amount of tea, I think… I really want some classic chocolate chip cookies, and it’d be so fun to introduce the cookies at an upcoming potluck Phoebe style!!
I mean, if I’m going to be uncomfortable it’s better to be uncomfortable with a Friend(‘s reference) right?
Okay, yeah, my friend would probably disagree – don’t ruin my church potluck with your bad jokes!!! (She WOULD NEVER say that, by the way). I might make them (cookies, not the jokes) anyways, because making chocolate chip cookies is always fun, and then I can share them!!
Wish I could share them with you. 😀
I’m sorry for feeling disjointed today; I had so many tea-related things in my head, and I was out of practice writing!
I hope you are having a great week and have a great tea time with some great biscuits/cookies, today!!
What’s your tea stores like?
What do you like to drink at home? Out?
What is your favorite Friend’s quote?
What do you like to bake?