Warning: emo post ahead.
I woke up in the middle of the night with a start and despite my best efforts, I couldn’t get back to sleep. I think what originally woke me was one of the dogs scrambling about, but he settled down and I simply couldn’t. I slept fitfully after that, still with a really anxious feeling in my chest. Have I mentioned how much I hate needless anxiety that doesn’t really have to do with anything? save perhaps knowing that you’re not going to be falling asleep again anytime soon, and have to be up in a few hours, and then you’re going to have to make it through your workday on so few hours of sleep, and why is there so much sadness and despair in the world anyway?
So I finally got out of bed and headed into the kitchen. I knew I needed a tea that would not demand anything of me: no opinions as to its taste, no specific emotional state, no philosophical rhetoric—just a decent, strong cup to get me started. And so I knew without a doubt it had to be this tea. it is admittedly my first Darjeeling, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. It tastes wonderful though, with a bit of “dryness” at the end, and a full, almost woody taste to it (it doesn’t taste woody; rather, it evokes the sensation and smell of wood, or its texture, perhaps) and goes down with a very, very smooth finish. It’s actually a tea that I think that could either stand alone, but as with any tea I drink, it can absolutely hold its own against some milk and sugar. I couldn’t really even fully appreciate it until a few sips (gulps?) in anyway, as I just drank without thinking for the first little bit.
And so there you have it. I’m probably pmsing and needlessly weepy in general today, so if I drink more tea (and there’s more sitting here in my timolino), you might expect another tear-stained post from me LOL.
I hope you guys have a great Tuesday. I’m looking forward to lunch with a friend (that’ll break up the workday a bit, I think), and then after work, my boss and I are headed to a professional dinner thing, so that ought to be interesting. I just need to last without dissolving into a key change puddle for no good reason.