Drinking Tea

Hello Friends!

In some circles in the United States, it is looked down upon for men to drink tea.

Just like taking u out of colour, I have a tendency to think about the Boston Tea Party and opt for coffee.

Cast it into the bay! I protest! I Identify as an American!

However, my grandmother and I would drink tea on a regular basis when I was growing up and she is who I really think about when I prepare it. Thank you for rounding out my world view!

I miss you Gramma

Here are a few of my favorite store flavors. Perhaps one day I will complete a post on the wild tea I steep while on my outdoor adventures.

I am working feverishly to get rid of my sore throat by staying hydrated.

Once again, breakfast is epic! I like to eat my way through health concerns!

French Toast
Eggs and Sausage

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

98 thoughts on “Drinking Tea”

          1. Tastes like…. oh man. The BEST southern sweet tea ever!!!! You have to try it, but it has to be from Summerville. Anywhere else is trash.

      1. You know me well!
        Assam is a state in north-east india, famous for tea.

        Indian way of drinking tea is quite different. I am not much into tea, but I do like it. I prefer coffee. But indian coffee is also quite different.

          1. To begin with, we use milk, not water. And we add stuff like garlic and other things in tea. Coffee is not so dark. It is quite sweet with more sugar and less coffee powder.

      1. She is now in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and in a long term care facility. The last time I asked her about tea, she insisted she hates tea. I occasionally have a cup and think of our younger days.

        1. Thank you for sharing this. I recently said my last farewell to my Grandmother. I will have a cup of tea today in honor of your mother and the the younger days. 🍵

  1. I’m a heavy tea drinker. I don’t drink water, I drink tea. Not sure how healthy it is though…Your selection of tea looks great!

  2. I am a big coffee drinker. However, since this quarantine, I have been limiting coffee to two cups and drinking tea for the rest of the day. Same as you, trying to keep a healthier routine. Take care and I hope you feel better soon. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your concern for my health!😷 I am normally a two pot a day coffee drinker. Dark and bitter is my favorite! I am a lover of tea, but I drink it less often. I want to maximize the opportunity for rapid recovery. I feel like I am letting my supervisor, peers, and staff down.

      1. Tea is defiantly a healing beverage. I understand the feeling of not wanting to let co workers down. As a teacher, I always felt that way. However, I am sure they only want you to get well. :). I love the memory about your grandma. I think the tea and her memory will help heal you.

  3. Patriots drink coffee! I drink tea occasionally as it was introduced to me by an Ethiopian friend, and no one in their right mind would accuse an Ethiopian of not being manly. But I’m still a little uncomfortable with the stigma of it, so I stick to black tea.

          1. Ohhhh poor you. Hope you get well soon and nothing major😊 Krishnav is really good but I must admit his not very happy that mummy is working from home 😁😁😁 because he can’t watch TV 😃

          1. That is wonderful! I had that pizza again this weekend. We are doing well. Thanks! I am WFH and hubby is retired. NYC is getting hit hard. Upstate NY has cases but nothing like NYC. Hoping it stays that way. How are you doing?

          2. We are well. I am staying home from work with a sore throat for a few days. I am working around the house here and there.
            I am praying for you, Bernice!

  4. I love tea, I probably drink too much of it though. 😁 And eating your way through health concerns is a solid strategy

        1. On the day I wrote this post, I had Bengal tea. I found out that it was my Grandmother’s favorite. At the moment, thyme and oregano are coming up here. The peppermint will be up soon as well as the echinacea. Because it is home grown, I will stubbornly begin shunning store bought teas and drinking strange mixes of home brew/ broth😜

          1. I fully support this! I’m just sad I can’t grow my fancy teas at home, but I buy loose leaf tea and it’s a good fertilizer for plants after its boiled

          2. I am a savage so there is probably a better way. I simply cut the needles up and steep them in hot water until I have a greenish liquid. I do add a little sugar to taste. How do you make cough syrup with them?

          3. Well, it’s not exactly with needles, but rather with young pine sprouts, you know the light green colored ones at the end of a branch. You boil them with water and lots of sugar for a long time, then drain the syrup. It’s supposed to be full of vitamin C, tastes nice and helps with sore throat and coughing. They even sell it in pharmacies here, but that ones is more processed

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