Tuesday, February 01, 2011
What I think about Tea
Well....not much. I've tried for years to like tea. I may have been turned off in my early years by accidentally taking a sip of what I thought was my Mom's "Tab" when in reality it was iced tea. *shudder* nothing like getting a mouth full of non-carbonated, bland, unsweet TEA when you're expecting something sweet, bubbly & delicious. (yes, I just called Tab delicious...it might have been Diet Coke...I don't really remember).
I'm not even TRYING to like iced tea. *gag* but I would like to enjoy the world of hot tea. There are so many fantastic (sounding) varieties out there. It would be nice on a cold morning to have a cup of tea. Sometimes tea smells good. I would like to find a caffeine replacement that doesn't contain aspartame (ie: Diet Coke....).
So I tried again last week. I made a cup of...I dont' even know what kind. It smelled awesome. The water in the kettle started boiling. The kids were napping. I even got out a tea cup & saucer. I was READY to enjoy.
all it tasted like was hot water with a nice fragrance. Yuck. I drank the whole cup. I tried. I really tried. I added some sugar which helped a little bit....but....it was a failure.
Maybe I'll try coffee next. Ugh.