Earlier in the summer, I tried coffee at my summer internship. Going from getting up at a luxurious 8 am to dragging my butt out at 6 am in a week’s time, wasn’t easy to say the least. Even when I’m at home, on the farm, I still get up about 7:30-8 am. I am not an early riser, so I needed some help waking up in the morning.
Coffee tastes like crap.
Not apologizing for that statement. I find it hard to enjoy something that tastes like boiled poop, and looks like it too. Plus, I had to put so much cream and sugar into it just to get it to be drinkable, that it could be argued that I wasn’t even drinking coffee, but syrup. Either way, I gave up.
I ended up getting Mio with caffeine and adding it to my water in the morning. It worked so I would drink a bottle, sometimes two, of purple water. I still do, but not as much since I am back to a normal sleeping schedule.
But what does this have to do with tea?
Well, some of my writing Twitter friends, suggested I try tea (some varieties have caffeine to my understanding). I refused, because all I had before was bottled or canned teas and they taste horrible. Close to coffee horrible, but slightly above it. They begged me to try it; well, I’m assuming they got down on their knees, but I couldn’t actually see, since it’s Twitter. They even started a hashtag #TeaForThomas and turned Teafor into my nickname. I decided this: since I heard blogs could help a writer with a platform and building audience, I agreed to try tea once I got back to school, then blog about it.
Last week I drank a peppermint tea and this week I bought a sampler pack of herbal teas (drinking a mixed berry tea right now and liking it so far). Next week, you should hear me talk about what I thought of those and others I try along the way. If you have any teas you think I should try, leave a comment, or a shoutout on Twitter with #TeaForThomas.
My twitter friends are @AnnaKaling, @AjChasingmytale, @Amberfyre, @AkkalonAS, @ilikeyourtalkin, and @RyanMacayden. Check them out, drink tea, and rock on.