Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We really like tea around here. I have a mug every morning with breakfast, usually Trader Joe's Irish Breakfast. Then sometime around 10:30 every school morning, everyone makes up a mug of their choice. I usually have a mug of green tea, the kids choose from an overflowing basket of options I keep in a cupboard near the stove. Their current favorites are Trader Joe's Harvest Blend or a pumpkin spice blend I picked up at a local market. Rose almost always wants straight up black pekoe (decaf, of course). In the winter they all like peppermint tea. I do sugar in my breakfast tea, otherwise I drink it plain.... after letting it steep for way longer than the directions say. It is never strong enough for me, even when I use loose tea. The kids like a little bit of demerara sugar and milk in theirs, sometimes honey. I usually sip mine while reading aloud to someone who is drinking theirs. It is a very cozy thing. The best part of my morning, I think.
Weekends, we have our tea sometime around 3 in the afternoon, with a treat if someone thought to pick something up when we were out earlier, or if Grace baked something. As it gets colder I will most likely make this 3 pm tea time a daily thing.
I do miss the summer, but I am glad to be back on tea time, too.