Sundrip Tea SpotI have so very little lap sang souchong and probably won’t have more any time soon. I love that stuff. I’ve used it on special occasions and with people who didn’t know what they were getting into. I only gave them a little though cause I didn’t want it wasted.

It’s been over a month since I’ve had a good, formal tea party. I don’t know when I’ll have another but when I do I’ll have Yerba Mate. This teas isn’t exactly new to me but it’s not one I’ve owned. One of the things I love to do is look up the story behind the tea. I’ve discovered that most tea has folklore attached to it. There are so many to read with this one and I can’t wait to get to them.

I’ve noticed that there are several different areas where this tea is grown so I’m eager to taste those, too. I’ve always said that when you eat or drink something grown in the earth, you’ve tasted that part of the world. So far I’ve tasted the earth of 38 countries and provinces. I intend to add to Uruguay and Argentina to that list, places where mate grows naturally.

I can’t get lap sang souchong here in Indiana but I can many other teas. I’m nearly out of my Kenyan tea so I refuse to share that.

I’m traveling the world one cup of tea at a time.

Despite having tea from 38 countries here in my little home tea spot, I have my staple of Earl Grey, heavy on the Bergamot. I like to mix Earl with lavender…that’s the best stuff ever. I’m good for mixing roots, spices and dried fruit to my loose leaf. In addition to the 38 countries and my local grocery store, represented in the my tea spot are things like dried lavender, dried roses, Jasmine, raspberry leaves, dried ginger, dried turmeric root, dehydrated mango (not candy), hibiscus, spearmint and a bunch of other stuff. Hidden behind the sunflower tarp thingamabob is where I keep the booze, other tea and 7up.

I talk about drinking alcohol more than I actually do. It’s funny because I’m the same with vodka as I am with my tea, I like to dress it up or I can take it straight. I have little glass bottles that I fill with fresh fruit then add vodka to it. I leave it in the fridge forever then make a cocktail or drink it as is. Being one obsessed with lavender, I had to add vodka and lavender. It was great. I have an old recipe for lavender and rose sorbet. That stuff is so good! So anyway, in my fridge I’ve got a few home brews as well as greens and fruits for juicing. There’s coffee here too.

Anyone that comes here will have something good to drink. If all you want is plain water then go next door. Yes, I drink water. Okay it’s kinda like this…You don’t go to a restaurant and order peanut butter and jelly. Man, you better stay home. Don’t come here talking ’bout, can I get some water!!

Tea is soothing to me, as are trees. Trees and a generic flower are my ‘go to’ art subjects for self soothing.


January 9, 2017 5:05pm EST

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