Quote ‘Fruit tea? Really?’
Since the New Year began looming upon me, and us all, I have been in a confused state as to whether I should make a resolution to give up caffeine, aka coffee. My main quandary came from whether I should even make a resolution at all. My concern was most people seem to go all guns blazing from the first only to fail by the end of January, if not before. So if I do try, will I inevitably fail?
I decided against making a resolution or did I just make a resolution not to make any resolutions? In which case, I failed. I’m still on the coffee and it’s still caffeinated. However, my mind is being plagued by the thought that caffeine isn’t good for me and I should give up. Even more so since I visited someone I see regularly and they commented on my tea and coffee intake and then offered me a fruit tea only. My choice was taken away from me. Thanks do-gooder.
Niggled by the ‘helpful’ person I looked at my mug and wanted to gag: It was a reflex action from all the previous times I’ve tried a lovely smelling fruit tea but the taste, oh the taste, was vile. Not living up to its fruity aroma at all. Not being a fan of fruit teas, but being ridiculously British with politeness at my core, I drank. Then I drank some more: a little surprised at what I tasted. What was this new and actually nice taste? I was informed that it was rosehip with a slice of lemon. Rosehip tastes good, so what do I do with this new piece of information? I look for some at my local supermarket, but to no avail. So I continued on with my coffee and tea drinking status feeling a little guilty.
I spotted something on Twitter to renew my interest: Infusion reviews – Wild berry, Acai & Blackcurrant from @clipperteas on The Flaneur blog site. I think that I will hunt down these rosehip thingies and maybe use them instead of supping so much tea; that reminds me, I still have green tea with lemon in the back of the cupboard somewhere.