after an incredibly long day of studying for this awful upcoming exam which I feel all but guaranteed to fail, I needed (yet another) cup of tea to sooth my ruffled feelings. I keep alternating between thinking that this test won’t be the end of the world, that I’ve “been through worse”, and that honestly, the very worst thing that could happen is that I need to re-write—and flipping out and having one melt-down after another, snapping needlessly at Mr. keychange, concluding that I chose the wrong profession, deciding that I’m an incompetent fool, and panicking about how I’m going to feel the day of the test. Needless to say, I’m irritable in general, and I hate that. But as usual, tea saves the day. It has such an instantaneous relaxing effect, and that’s just so necessary at a time like this. I am just so glad I’ve fallen in love with tea. It’s a small guaranteed bit of peace.
All this to say that I still adore this tea, and am strongly considering getting a tin. It’s just so cheerful and Christmassy and heartwarming and honestly, it just makes me smile when all I want to do is throw a flailing tantrum.