So I had a really awful day yesterday. Really, really awful. I attended a wake/funeral in the morning for a man who passed away at 48 after suffering 3 long years from terminal cancer. He left behind two little girls. So I was pretty much an emotional wreck.
Then I went for last-minute Christmas shopping, and I wanted to kick myself in the pants for doing so. I went to the huge Macy’s in Herald Square (the largest department store in the world), and could barely move. I’m short, so I couldn’t see anything. I nearly started crying from the frustration (tears in the eyes and everything). I managed to stop at Whole Foods and buy a tin of tea to make myself feel better (Rishi Ancient Emerald Lily, yay!), and at night, my boyfriend stopped by to make me feel better.
Anyway, I went without tea until 10:00 pm last night, when I decided to brew up a cup of this special tea that Auggy sent me. I shared the cup with the boyfriend, which was a wonderful experience. I felt connected to Auggy and to him in that moment, with a lot of the love just going around and flowing.
Of course, the cup smelled AMAZING again. Buttery and wonderful and bake-y. I found this time that I was equally impressed with how much this tastes like tea, but also manages to taste like cinnamon and almond and cookies! After each sip, the boyfriend and I were exclaiming in baby-like voices, “Cookies!” He couldn’t believe how realistically cookie the aftertaste is. “I feel like I just ate a cookie, except I didn’t eat a cookie, I drank some tea, and it tasted like tea, which is weird, but COOKIES!” That’s an exact quote from him.
So this cup warmed me up after an absolutely miserable day with its gentle flavors and deliciousness. The boyfriend said he’d rate it a 95, and suggested that they bake cookies under the tea and then the essence of cookie seeps into the tea leaves. I suggested it’s probably some sort of flavoring. You can pick which you like better.
But I have to thank Auggy a thousand times over for sending me this little package of love. Seriously, it made my night after a long and miserable day of crying and frustration and sadness. LOVE.