Cuppageek Advent Day 16
Yep, a backlog because I didn’t drink this until late last night. When I pulled the pouch and saw what it was, I decided to let it wait until bedtime.
We are quarantined. I hardly notice a difference, to be honest, other than that my husband is home. He was exposed (sort of) at work and everyone who was around the person who tested positive was sent home. They were wearing masks and were seven feet apart but the sick person took their mask off briefly to speak. We are almost done with quarantine and both had a Covid test and it was negative. Yay!
I was wrapping gifts, cleaning, and occasionally bursting into tears yesterday because of…well, sometimes life gets heavy. You handle it, but every now and then it feels good to go ahead and cry. I had to cry very carefully because the woodstove is giving me nosebleeds and I didn’t want to have to change clothes again. And I managed to stay bent over for so long that I put my back out and it felt like it was 90F in the kitchen/gathering space, so I made my tea, poured it into a Blue Italian Spode mug and went outside to the rocker. I put on a lap rug like a little old lady.
I think this is the same blend as Draught of Peace and Parker’s Evening Blend, which I already have. This cup (two steeps mixed) came out BLUE. So VERY blue. It was absolutely stunning in the mug and matched the darker Spode tones. This is the darkest this blend has ever come out for me.
The strongest flavor is the chamomile to me. The lemongrass is pretty light and the peppermint doesn’t override all the other flavors as peppermint can sometimes do. The honey granules don’t give it a heavy honey taste, just lightly sweetens it.
A few minutes rocking in the clear, cold night air and sipping this, and I was ready for bed. I do think this blend does help me relax a bit. I slept very well.