Imagine waking up almost every morning smelling this:
That's about all I can do. You see, today's NaBloMoPo topic is do you like coffee or tea. I am allergic to coffee so that leaves tea - for everyone else. Being on Warfarin / Coumadin, I'm not allowed to drink tea. It's a big no-no.
But that doesn't stop my family.
Nope. Not in the least.
Every day just about I have to smell that heavenly scent of cinnamon and apples as it invades the apartment - making me thirsty and hungry at the same time. (Mom says that's a good description of it).
They do drink other types as well - another favorite is pineapple tea from Hawaii (special occasions). When those teabags come out, I'm out the door - the pineapple lover I am. I'd look pretty silly running around with a teabag hanging from my lips because the scent is soo good!
I do however get to enjoy seeing all the pretty teapots and accessories out there - my mom used to buy one for her grandmother on every birthday when she could. To this day, my family loves to look at beautiful china and tea sets and crystal. One year, I surprised my mom with a just because gift - Alpine Strawberries by Roy Kirkham (these are pictures I found online) -
To further immerse myself into the world of tea, there is a wonderful magazine and website called Tea Time Magazine - just look at one of their covers:
(similar to Afternoon Tea in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC) every day!
You will have to excuse me - time for me to take another whiff of apples and cinnamon!