Tea of the Week

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20130213-155042.jpgThis week I am drinking Coconut Chai Black Tea, made by one of my favorite tea companies, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.

I love this variety.  It is spicy and flavorful, delicious on its own, or with a little coconut milk and honey.  My favorite way of drinking it is brewing two teabags my 16 oz aladdin travel mug:

aladdin 16 oz travel mug, full of hot water and yummy gypsy tea

aladdin 16 oz travel mug, full of hot water and yummy gypsy tea

Then pouring a mugful at a time into my nice teacup:

I love buying one or two pretty mugs at thrift stores.  It makes me feel like I'm having a tea party whenever I take a sip :)

I love buying one or two pretty mugs at thrift stores. It makes me feel like I’m having a tea party whenever I take a sip 🙂

Someday I’m going to buy myself a nice little teapot to brew tea in.  Someday.

This Coconut Chai leaves a nice warm feeling all over, and a yummy spicy aftertaste that lingers long enough to make you forget you’re sitting at a folding table, in a folding chair, in your living room, in the cold midwest winter.  Mmmm…

My dear little house familiar, Tardis (Ardi, informally), moved her bed over and set up camp at my feet under my folding craft/laptop/all purpose table.

Tardis sleeping peacefully, between chewing on anything she can find, and climbing all over the couch with muddy paws.

Tardis sleeping peacefully, between chewing on anything she can find, and climbing all over the couch with muddy paws.

For some reason, when we decided to finally buy some kind of comfortable seating for our living room, we found and bought a loveseat from a nice couple through craigslist.org … It came with a white slipcover.  White.  It quickly became a bit speckled with random dirt from the kids, (curling up on the couch before removing shoes will do this quick!) but now, with a dog in the mix, it’s covered with foot and claw marks.  She loves to run around the yard, then dash inside and run up the couch to the top, where she parades back and forth, looking out the window.  It is now decidedly off-white, almost polka-dotted with brown.

Ugh.

It grosses me out a little, and no matter how many times I tuck a blanket into the cracks, it always gets pulled off and makes no difference.  I just let it go.  Can’t win ’em all, especially with kids and dogs!

I just sit and sip my tea and ‘zoom out’.

8^)

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