Monday, March 23, 2020

"A dip in a pool of calm"

Now that we're all hunkered down inside our homes (except for those who have to go out for some super-necessary reason), I am immensely grateful for that stash of tea I thought I'd never get around to drinking. In fact, last week, I polished off the last of a tin from Republic of Tea and got a little antsy until I went to the pantry and realized I have 30+ more varieties. So I'm good for a while. Still, when the mail brought a sample from Pukka Herbs last week, I was thrilled.

When I opened the flyer containing the sample and a coupon for $1 off a box of the tea, I saw that it referred to this Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey herbal blend as "a dip in a pool of calm." And don't we all need "a dip in a pool of calm" right now?

Interestingly, the sample said to infuse this tea "for up to 15 minutes," but I let it infuse for just 5, because I didn't want it to get cold. I greatly enjoyed the honey flavor of this tea and will happily buy a box when I next get the opportunity to do so. In the midst of all this uncertainty and scary news, aren't you glad that we all just *happen* to enjoy a beverage (the real camellia sinensis, anyway) that makes you both alert and calm? This year, I've started writing down at least one thing I'm grateful for each day, and I've decided that a global pandemic is not the time to stop. Today, among the things I'm grateful for are tea … and tea friends. Hope you all are doing well,  staying safe and at home, and enjoying some tea!


  1. I do like that phrase "a dip in a pool of calm"! I, too, have plenty of tea for the days ahead, and I think I'll go right now and bake some blueberry muffins to have with a cuppa, for a peaceful afternoon on this gray, mizzly day. Yes, we can get through all this.

  2. Perfect phrase for this time. Glad you enjoyed the tea.

  3. It's funny how comforting seeing my tea stash about now. I love know I am fine for quite awhile and then my daughter gave me tea for my birthday too.

  4. I like that phrase, too. And I'm in no danger of running out of tea any time soon. :-)


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