Today’s Tea: Sweet and Spicy Herbal Tea by Good Earth
Description: sweet and spicy take notes of cinnamon and tangles them with sweet orange. Black tea, rosehip, lemongrass, cinnamon, chamomile, peppermint, jasmine green tea, anise seed , ginger root, orange peel and orange oil
Smells distinctly sweet and sharp, cinnamon and ginger first, followed closely by orange and the tartness of rosehip and anise
Liquor is an orange-brown in the cup. Smells strongly of orange and cinnamon and tastes perfectly sweet with a nice kick of heat. Strong of flavor, but comforting, an any time of the day kind of tea
It’s been a busy few days. I had time to have tea (of course), but I was spending time out in the world and didn’t spend much time with my computer on at all over the weekend.
I love being swept up by the current of life, laughing all the while.
That sounds cheesy, but it’s important to enjoy the time you have because one lifetime is tons of time and no so much at all
Also, there is never going to be enough time with the people that we love. We should make the most of the time we do have so they’re in our hearts when they’re not around.
I got a tattoo as a memorial for my grandmother this weekend.
I wrote her a letter, telling her all the things I have not gotten to say that I would want her to know, and it felt good.
I also cried this weekend…because although it felt good to write those things to her, it felt so final to be writing in a journal and not an e-mail or on stationary to be mailed.
I accepted comfort when the rush of emotion got to be too high to think, or even to write.
That, I think, was harder than the writing itself because the person who was there was someone who has never seen that before, and the first time with someone new is always nerve-wracking [yes, that does apply to more than just this serious context ;-)]
But it’s a new beginning and the person in question was wordlessly understanding and totally non-judgmental. No explanation asked for or expected.
There’s healing in that.
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone