A good day for me starts with a big cup of coffee and ends with a big goblet of red wine. But, after the holidays, I was giving my body a much needed reprieve from alcohol and instead plied myself full of fizzy water and an evening cup of tea. Tea fanatics can be more passionate than coffee or wine lovers in my experience, toting their favorite brands of tea along to restaurants and friends' homes. My mother can only order her favorite tea at certain times of the year and when she runs out, you really don't want to cross her path in the morning.
When I take a break from swigging coffee, I like to sip Earl Grey in the morning, chamomile in the afternoon, and lemon tea at night. This fancy little bag of tea was a gift from a friend who will one day have his own site on this thing called the internet, which I would link to here. It tasted like sunshine and victory-the last day of my gluten free, booze free week.