I can’t say I’m a green tea fan. The spearmint, citrus and lemongrass tones they try to add is all an innocuous cover for the green tea itself, which juts out uncannily from beyond their sweet covers.
I admit, I drink it. But I don’t like it.
Most mornings while I’m watching it steam its green hotness into the air around my to-go mug, I’m wishing I lived just 45 miles closer to a drive through Starbucks, which would greet me happily with a grande white chocolate mocha, no questions asked.
That’s what I want. But that’s not what I drink.
All I can say is, this green tea better be doing something good for my body, otherwise this daily drudgery will all be for naught.
My brother knows my keen aversion to green tea because he has to hear about it almost daily as I pinch my nose and chug it down, grimacing in green tea grossness every morning in our office. Maybe it is for that reason that he and his family showed up at my door yesterday with: Hoop La! Yummy Gummy Indie Tea.
This has to be every non-tea-liking, tea drinker’s dream — a tea made with gummy bears. Now we’re talking! This is a tea I could get used to.
Made in Las Vegas, Nevada, it touts itself as “A Delightful Concoction of Fruit Pieces, Herbs and Gummy Bears.” Yes, gummy bears. Any true tea lover would be ashamed. I couldn’t wait.
Today was the day. I expected a brand new book (written by a favorite author) to arrive and today would be the day I would steep my gummy bear goodness, curl up on the couch and savor them both in the fading light of afternoon.
Here’s how it went:
The anxiously awaited book is “So Much Sky” by Karen Weir-Jimerson. She’s an amazing country transplant who writes about her life in the country surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, sheep, chickens, roosters, oh yeah, and her family. There was a time I subscribed to Country Home magazine almost primarily due to her “Life in theSlow Lane” column. My heart was broken when the beautiful publication ceased to exist a few years back. I miss Country Home’s beautiful feature articles and Karen Weir-Jimerson’s magical take on all things country.
Needless to say, I am so excited to read more of her experiences and memories in the country. She makes me yearn to live on a couple of acres outside of town surrounded by animals, hay fields and gardens.