I’ll take a chamomile tea and the tiramisù, please.
Me, late last night, sitting on some sort of cloud they call a bed in our hotel in Capri, making a last minute panic phone call to room service.
I’ve always been a tea lover – I have 3 cups a day, minimum.
It makes me feel like I’m at home, on my couch, with my favorite white blanket, no matter where I am. One hot cup of tea and I’m automatically transported to my spot, my comfort zone.
I swear there is a tea for every event, day, feeling, emotion.. anything. Have anxiety? Drink this tea. Want to relax? Drink that tea. Feeling lost? Here, find yourself. Sip on this.
My tea cabinet is filled with every type of tea for every occasion. (I call it my tea cabinet but it’s really just one of our kitchen cabinets that is overflowing with tea bags and half empty tea boxes.) BA is not impressed, to say the least. He asked me if we could figure something else out, you know, figure out a new spot for the tea. He lost that battle.
Boston tea party 2017 – Krissy:1, BA:0.
I also have this teavana tea maker that I use every now and then – so much yes. It makes a small cup, just enough to sip on for a while, with flavors that make you want to drink it more than 3 times a day, I swear. Like youthberry white tea. Just yes. Steeping tea and writing about it – ah, a dream.
Mugs? Don’t get me started. Mugs. Mugs. Mugs. Everywhere. I have more mugs than I do regular cups in my home, which is wild when I really think about it. I won’t get into how BA feels about that one (huge sigh). The collection is growing, may I add. It’s actually kind of just beginning, which would throw BA over the edge if he heard those words out-loud. I swear to him that I’ll stop coming home with a mug when I said I was just going to get gas, but I really don’t see that in my future. It’s a never ending love affair with tea cups and marble themed mugs that give my kitchen just the right amount of comfort.
I couldn’t explain it perfectly why I am overly obsessed with tea, but I could explain it in a way that may make more sense to some people who aren’t hug tea addicts: comfort. One word, one obsession. Hot tea makes me feel at ease. I’m still not sure if the calming tea’s actually calm me down or I get calm just due to the fact that I’m drinking tea. Whichever one is fine by me, really.
So, I’m sharing my favorite tea accessories. If you aren’t a tea drinker, I suggest you try it. Think of it as therapy without the talking. Just sipping. Sipping therapy.
- tea infuser water bottle – If you are an on-the-go type of person, grab this. ASAP. Put some sort of loose leaf tea in here and call it a day. You get benefits of the tea, plus a cute water bottle. Win-win.
- yogi teas – I love this brand, especially when it comes in bulk. I love anything in bulk on Amazon, I know, but these teas make the top ten list for favorite Amazon orders. They have the perfect flavors with the perfect reasoning for drinking it. Bedtime tea is a favorite in my cabinet.
- ceramic mug – I truly believe that every woman, or man, (maybe even my dog’s water bowl?) needs a ceramic mug. There is just something about ceramic that makes drinking tea that much more calming. I personally love a black and white speckled one, but I’d take much more. I swear.
- cup of calm – A major go-to. I mean, the name itself is relaxing. I would never deny a cup filled with calming goodness, you shouldn’t either.
- honey spoons – I’m not huge on sweeteners in my tea, but every now and then I’ll add some honey to spice things up. Honey spoons add the aesthetically pleasing vibe we all want to look at plus a little bit of natural sweetness. Drinking tea that looks pretty never hurt anyone.
- a good book, of course – currently reading present over perfect while I sip green tea and I would love your book recommendations!
x, sip up