I actually made this one twice – once last night to share a quiet cuppa with my hubby, and again this morning.
Last week I found out that one of my favorite teachers – fifth grade – had breast cancer and is about to undergo radiation. She has been working with me at the polls. She noticed my tea by my side every day and told me that she had never liked coffee, loves iced tea, and feels cold all the time so she thought, “Say, why not try HOT tea?” She bought some decaf Earl Grey at the grocery store and loved it. Her doctor says she is not allowed to have caffeine. She was so excited to tell me that she found out she loves hot tea. I was even more excited because now I have a NEW TEA PADAWAN! And it is one of my favorite people!
So this morning I took a thermos full of Vanilla Comoro to work, brewed fresh at home from loose leaf. SHE LOVES IT! Hooray! I gave her a good diffuser, some loose leaf, and a sample of decaf Irish Breakfast. Soon we are getting together for tea. I love what tea has done for friendships in my life!
As JacquelineM does, I add lots of extra leaf on this one. When I first started drinking tea it was plenty strong enough for me. Now I can tell it is decaf but still prefer it to almost any other night time alternative! Extra leaves makes it a bit stronger, and the aroma is always just heavenly.