Did you know you don’t actually need to drink water? You will not die of dehydration if you only drink soda – it’s a bit embarrassing that I know this, but I do from experience. I could go months without drinking any water at all, surviving on Diet Mountain Dew and maybe a glass of milk here and there. I didn’t die. No crazy health scares either. But I had a fabulous vacation planned out of the country and knew I wouldn’t be able to easily find my drug of choice (Dt. Dew). Had to give it up like I had so many times before. This time, I wisely found a crutch to use to help me. Sure, water would have been the wise choice but that has failed me in the past and I’ve returned to Diet Dew. Insert a new obsession with tea!
I started drinking hot tea using tea bags. This was back in August of 2012. It was nice; plus it was socially acceptable especially in the morning where my soda habit always got weird looks. For Christmas, I asked for real tea tools to take the plunge into the real world of tea with loose leaves and all. This was so very sophisticated for me:-) Love this! So many options leave taste boredom in the dust. Yet, it always has a familiar taste to it even when it’s an entirely new-to-me tea.
So, a couple days ago I was having a high-stress day and my husband told me to leave. So dramatic, huh? Actually he was being very sweet knowing my kids were driving me crazy so he was giving me a break. I went to a tea shop (Tea Source) to grab a new tea. I really wanted to have a seat, read my book and try a flight of tea. I basically chickened out. What? I purchased some leaves and left, but still don’t understand why I didn’t also buy a flight and sit down — I had my Kindle Fire with me and was in the middle of a great read plus my husband had given me the OK to be out for as long as I needed.
Self analysis time:-) (And yes, I have an issue with using too many emoticons…sorry!)
Did I not want to be alone in public? Probably not the case..while I was in the mood to talk to people that day, I am always fine being alone, especially with a book in hand. I’m a bit of an introvert, so this is a natural state for me.
Was I feeling insecure? Maybe…I’ve never actually had more than a sample of tea in public. Is there a protocol for tea drinking that I don’t know about? I like my tea sweetened, but is that taboo in the “tea world”? I am a grown-ass woman – why in the world would I even care about this!?! I think I do though. This might be my answer. Wow…so silly of me:-)
Well, despite my insecurity, the tea I bought (Breakfast Assam) is fabulous!