Have I mentioned how much I hate being sick. My head cold has turned into nausea and upset stomach. It’s 10:00 PM and I haven’t had any tea yet today. Went digging though my stash looking for something herbal, wellness, lemon – and have decided that I don’t have much along those lines. OK I don’t usually do well with lemon teas so that would be the reason, but think I should get a couple for days like today.
I’m the tea freak at work. I always have tea at work, but I normally drink straight black or oolong while I’m at work. I’ve started taking fun flavors in on Fridays and just leaving them in the coffee room. A few people have started to notice and bring tea balls to try what I leave lying around. One of those people brought me a mixed flavored sample package of these Tstix. Really sweet and a nice gesture – I don’t think they understand how much tea I really have.
This goes against almost everything I believe/know about steeping tea. I really don’t respect any company that tells me to pour boiling water over green tea. The instructions on EVERY package is the same – put stick in cup, pour boiling water, stir to infuse to taste. Can’t be more vague than that.
I actually thought this was going to be a lemon tisane, it’s a rooibos – oh well. How bad can it be?
It’s citrus, it’s medicinal rooibos, it’s a bit creamy, it’s not at all what I was looking for tonight. This is not making me happy. It did infuse pretty well. I only stirred it for a couple of minutes, and I think I got quite a bit of flavor. I can see people liking the convenience of them. They aren’t soggy and don’t really drip the way tea bags do.