Thursday, December 30, 2010
Better than coffee!
My current rotation is Earl Gray and Constant Comment. They're stored in a tin canister, exactly like my Grandma's. I grab for a tea bag, without looking, so my morning starts with a pleasant surprise. Occasionally, I'll accidentally grab a green tea bag, which I always scoff at and throw back in the tin.
I wait for the tea to steep...sometimes I even get the tea bag out of the water before it turns bitter! Add half and half and a teaspoon of sugar, and you've got happiness in a cup! (My best friend is cool enough to enjoy it without sugar.)
My mug of choice is a BEAUTIFUL mug made by Jessy Johanneck. While shopping for Christmas presents for my dear hubby and Mother, I spot this beauty on the shelf. It was the first thing I saw. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it's got an earthy vanilla bean glaze and great form. Just like my Grandma, I'm picky about the cups I drink my morning brew from. So I wrapped my mug up, placed it under the tree, and acted surprised when I opened it. I thanked Luke and praised him for knowing my style so well. He nodded. (Here's to Christmas shopping for yourself!!)
If you have a tea routine, won't you share it with me? I'd love to hear!