But first, a word about my tea

I’m looking at a wonderful thing — a real live errand-free Saturday. Maybe I can relieve the gentle pressure on my brain by getting out all the blog posts that have been backing up in my head. Maybe then I’ll know which ones were worth the trouble of expressing and which weren’t. Maybe I’ll be able to make some chicken soup and put leftover cream in it to make it smooth and…

Decaffeinating your tea naturally

Came across this information in a tea catalog I get. I thought it was worth knowing that there’s an easy way to remove a lot of the caffeine from any tea without impacting the flavor. I plan on giving it a try. Not today, maybe, because today I need that caffeine, but … sometime. Teas and Caffeine All real teas are made from the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, a caffeine-producing bush. On…

Bush tea and the sniffles with Mma Ramotswe

Ugh! I had just been boasting to Greg that I hadn’t had a cold in a long time when whammo. The Theophany troparion hadn’t left my mind before some nasty germs decided to take up residence in my poor old body. As things have progressed, my head has gotten stuffier and my voice has gotten lower and huskier. Yesterday I was Suzanne Pleshette. Today I’m just a lush who smokes cigars. Definitely…

Friday tea report

It’s a rainy morning, thank goodness. And the temperature feels like the high-70’s, a sign that just maybe we’ve turned that corner. The suspense was killing us, but it looks like we might just make it out of the ghastly, muggy dead of summer after all. The dog didn’t want to go out this morning. Wet weather brings out the Valley Girl in her and, standing outside with me, she had the…