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A New Tea Cupboard Moment

A Cupboard Full of Tea. Happy Thought.

It’s a New Year. All right, it’s a few weeks into a New Year, and my tea cupboard was calling. As new and exciting teas have been introduced to me, I had found myself lining them all up on the kitchen counter top to have them all within easy reach each morning. I found myself looking less and less often into my actual designated tea cupboard, and it was time to evaluate why.

I’ve preferred loose leaf tea to bagged tea for quite a number of years now, but laziness and ease had allowed for several boxes of bagged tea to sit amongst ‘the good stuff.’ What was lounging in the cupboard were those old tea bags – forlorn, forgotten and ultimately snubbed. And so, out with the old, in with the new. I purged, sorted, and reconfigured. I am tickled to no end to see how far I’ve come since beginning this tea blog last April, and also to see the myriad choices my tea cupboard now has to offer. I confess, I did keep a few stray bags of lemon infusion – something my husband and I both tend toward at night, during bad colds, but they have been relegated to an ‘other’ shelf.

So, what is your pleasure? A strong breakfast blend? A fabulous Darjeeling? A premium white blend? Milk oolong, perhaps, or an exotic blend with floral or subtle fruit notes? I can even find some interesting greens in there (yes, plural). Whatever strikes your fancy, or mine, I certainly have options. And not one stinker (my opinion) in the lot! I’m ready for this year. Bring it on!

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Monday Moment

Monday mornings when Gene is travelling feel like whirlwinds: Wake up to Edie singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (“Uppa-Bubba Whirl ah-Hi! UP pa-Bubba Whirl ah-Hi. Uppa Bubba…” over and over again – that’s her favorite part, also known as: Up above the world so high), take 30-second shower, fastest hair and makeup on earth, jeans, tee shirt, hurry downstairs with the dog so he can do his business, listen to Edie wail as she hears me go past her doorway without getting her first, going back up to get her, diapers, brush hair, get her dressed, downstairs for a sippy cup of milk, load up in the car, off to daycare, back home, quick breakfast, and then…

Tea.

Time for staff meeting. Back upstairs to my cozy little office. Dial in. Log in. Good morning! How was your weekend? Sit back and sip – this morning: Puttabong from American Tea Room. Rich and earthy – hints of muscatel. No tea pot is big enough to satisfy my love of this one… American Tea Room – how did you know?

Monday Morning Magic

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