I am a lover of all things tea! The wellness benefits, the pleasures of a warm cup, and the art of tea-making itself, all make tea a special delicacy. Over the years I've become a bit of a tea snob, but I am always happy to introduce a novice.
Recently, I began offering TeaForte teas at the office. TeaForte is my favorite brand of tea. They offer everything from classic blacks to exotic tisanes, each finely crafted and exquisite.
When I first moved out on my own 10 years ago (yikes!) I had just started my career in massage therapy. I had a big rent payment, a big car payment, tuition payments, and very little income. Somehow I made it work- mostly by scraping together every penny and rarely treating myself to anything beyond the basic necessities.
Finally one day I splurged and purchased the large assortment box from TeaForte. I think it was around $50, and at the time I thought that was an enormous amount to spend on myself! I had so much fun trying a new tea every day. Even now, some of the ones I experienced in that first sampler remain my favorites- such as the comforting Orchid Vanilla or exotic Jasmine Green.
Making and drinking tea is a ritual for me. I never take tea to work, and I never make it if I don't have the time to truly sit and enjoy it (that's what coffee is for!). If I ever have a day where I am tired, or stressed, or for some reason my head just is not focused on the task at hand, I always think about the cup I'm going to have once I get home and it gets me through.
Sometimes all you can do is make it to that next cup of tea.