Does this make me an old lady? The fact that I love me a warm, steamin' cup of herbal tea? And that I have a whole drawer full of different varieties...does that make me an old lady?
You sleepy? I got you.
You frazzled? I got you again.
Do you have cramps?
How is your throat?
Does your stomach feel kinda yucky...it'll take me just a minute to get you a cup of mint tea.
The chil'rens know if they are complaining of some type of ailment, I will make them some hot tea to drink way before I offer them some nasty-tasting medicine. All those years I was pregnant and couldn't take any pain meds, herbal tea was my saving grace. I would drink red raspberry tea until I couldn't stand the stuff and it tasted like grass to me. Once, I made Michael some St. John's Wort tea...and I kicked in a few dropperfuls of St. John's Wort extract for good measure...and it made him feel really strange and funky and he was mad at me, saying I was trying to poison him.
Not yet, buddy. I haven't got my full use out of you.
So now I never underestimate the power of the herbal tea.
Paired with some delicious, local orange clover honey from the Farmer's Market mmmmmm I can't think of anything better to drink when all I have is a few moments to gather myself before it's time to teach/clean/cook/discipline/shop etc. which is like all the time.
When people say they don't like tea, I'm like, what? Is you crazy? Tea is delish!
So now you all know that I am a crazy tea bag lady with boxes stuffed in kitchen drawers. What about ya'll? Does anyone out there share my love of tea? What is your favorite kind?
Hands down, my fave is Sleepytime and Honey Vanilla Chamomile. Oh...and Blueberry Breeze green tea...and peppermint tea, and....sigh, you get the picture.