January 30th, 2003


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I just got a message from my mother. My grandmother is a lot better. They took her off the oxygen.

I know I should be happy about this.
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Tea for one

I've always loved tea. I was raised drinking sweet tea pretty much all the time, to the point where when we went to Wisconsin for a trip when I was eight, I was confused when nobody was drinking iced tea. Hot tea was a habit I picked up in high school, now that I think about it, possibly because it seemed like something a mildly snooty Anglophile might do to protest living in small-town Tennessee. My family had the standard Hank Hill reaction: "The girl ain't right."

Lately I've been drinking a lot of tea and trying new teas, which is a lot of fun. I really like toasted mate, green and white teas, and I'm trying to develop a taste for rooibos (South African red tea). I love going to Teavana (http://store.yahoo.com/teavana/) for the Mate Carnival (toasted mate with chocolate notes -- called "the coffee lover's tea") and I'm dying to try some of the more exotic teas from the Republic of Tea (http://www.republicoftea.com/). I drink a lot of their Apple Blossom Green Tea.

Who else likes tea? Recommendations?
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