I’ve been giggling at the “pantry staple” sipdown prompt, because with my favorite staples, if I’m at 1/4 of a tin, I hyperventilate until I’ve filled it back up!
However, if there’s one that’s close to sipdown levels in the kitchen, this is it. I’ve had a jar of this Ceylon in progress with continual refills for years. It’s not as beefy as I prefer for morning wake-ups; it has a thinner, sharper (but pleasant) tang to it with maybe a bit of apple peel in the flavor. Has always been good for blending and as a base for various mints in the summer. That’s likely how the rest will be used—my apple mint is growing like gangbusters on the back steps.
The jar is more empty than full, and while it’s still readily available for order, I’m not sure my local source carries it any more. So maybe it’s time to free up a teeny bit of pantry space. Ecclesiastes 3:6 and all that. (a time to keep, and a time to throw away…)