Thursday, January 6, 2011
A Cup of Tea.
One of the things that I really love about Whit is his knowledge about any particular subject. He knows the most random facts..interesting..but random. Sometimes I think "Did I miss a class in school or something that taught all these tidbits of information?!" But nonetheless it comes in handy almost daily. When we started dating he introduced me to tea on a whole new level (and coffee). He took me to different stores that sold ALL kinds of different blends and varieties...we would get little samples of different kinds to try and see if I liked. I loved it. Out of that I really came to love green tea. The taste takes some time to get used to (it's very earthy) but it truly does wonders for your skin (seriously) and it has great health benefits as well...one being a cancer preventative.
So this Christmas I asked my mom for a Bodum teapot (picture above)..it's so cool. It holds two cups of tea (you can get bigger if you desire) which is perfect for me. I would love to say that I make it in the morning but I am slightly spoiled. Whit gets up before me and makes his coffee and then brings me my tea and sits it on my bedside table. SO SPOILED. I love the bodum pot because you can put your loose tea leaves in the stainless steel filter...boil your water...then pour the water into the teapot. You let it set for 3-4 minutes(depending on how strong you would like it) then press down the plunger. It's so so good and really simple. I have a cup and half almost every morning and often a cup at night. My tea of choice right now is Earl Green and Jasmine Green. Every now and then I will add some milk and honey but I really enjoy it as is. If you do add honey try to get it from your local farmer's market. When it is local honey it has added benefits...it really helps with allergies seeing that the process involves local flowers while most supermarket honey is from overseas.
If you have never given tea a try I highly recommend it. It has many health benefits and is a great start or end to a day.