One thing I am hoping to do in 2013 is daily attempt to spend some quiet contemplative time alone. I only drink coffee or espresso for special moments out of the house etc... But my so very thoughtful friend Jess, gave me a birthday gift that's making these special moments exciting with a new morning ritual.
She gave me a Teavana kit with several delicious loose teas to enjoy. At first I thought, I'd never use it- after all I have an entire drawer of English teas I never drink. but I decided to make it my precious morning brew- that's healthy too- no cream and sugar. But if I do want a little sweetness it came with this amazing German rock sugar that gives a perfect amber flavor. at least that's what I think.
My favorite kind is the Mate Vena- which is like a South American deep almost cigar- vanilla tasting drink. It makes me feel earthy and manly when I drink it- in a good way.
So I thought I'd share my new little morning treasure.
cheers! to morning and taking time to simmer.