OK, who am I kidding? Nothing new or notable to say about the tea; just need an avenue to vent :) It’s good chamomile. The apple is a nice touch. That’s really the only part of this you need to read.
A day of multiple small frustrations—supposed to profile two people for a magazine, both of whom are late getting information to me. Trying to balance grace and patience with Don’t you KNOW I am writing this piece for a new editor and I’m already four days overdue???
Had a lovely chat with the mom-in-law and grandma-in-law, who cheerfully provided the details on their new dietary restrictions, and of whom neither can have green tea. And…guess what we got them both for Christmas; package already mailed and under their apartment mini-tree!
That’s just #1 and #2 of a dozen or so…you’ve had days like that too, yes?
Understanding my need for something gentle and soothing now? ;)
My spine feels like a corkscrew of fusilli pasta. Partly a little stress (tagged to spend parts of the next three days away from home on LPN duty before and after my mom’s colonoscopy). Partly from an afternoon hunched over mother-in-law’s “Family Pets” scrapbook (tornado salvage) re-mounting pictures for a Christmas surprise. Photos from the 1970’s when you had to take film to be developed, and thus learned to live with badly framed out-of-focus snapshots.
So, needing to relax and not needing to fuss, this was a good call. Chamomile is chamomile; I’ve never noticed any significant variance in flavor. But Celestial Seasonings picked a really nice apple scent and taste to pair it with.
Ooh. Need to pack some.
After having tried it a couple of times, I’m in agreement with … well, somebody who mentioned that Celestial Seasonings teas are just better when you use 2 bags instead of 1.
The apple twang is much better now. Nice homey little tisane.
I rarely sweeten my tea, but I needed something to convince my rotten sweet tooth that I really don’t need dessert. (That lovely spring-weather realization that one must streamline if one doesn’t want to buy a new wardrobe in slightly larger dimensions…) Oh, well, it’s supposed to get cold again. I’ll pile on another layer.
So I drizzled a little honey in the bottom of the cup before steeping this. Gives it enough extra sweetness to mimic an apple turnover.
Keep the bag in when you drink this one.
Ever have one of those days when the whole world seemed about six degrees off plumb? Yeah.
This was a mild antidote for the day that didn’t require thought or coddling. Two bags to the cup if you want to pick up the apple flavor.