March 5th, 2011

tea

everybody's looking for somebody's arms to fall into

Daily Commute March 5 2011

1000 words before tea or breakfast this morning. Okay, 400 of them were last night before bed. Now that I've eaten something, it's back at it until company comes in a couple hours. We're going to play with batwrangler's molecular gastronomy toys.

Tea today: Teavana Gyokuro Imperial, second steeping from what my roomie made last night. I'm still not overly impressed with it. It's like slightly grassy water on a second steep.

I think I will behave myself and avoid the black stuff for a while. I don't think I've gotten hooked yet, but I've been drinking enough that I will be soon if I don't back it off a bit. (My body handles caffeine insanely well. I suspect it's because my mother has a two/three pot a day coffee habit, so my system accepts it as a normal part of the environment. But if I drink too much black tea or coffee, I start getting headaches when I don't. Since I don't want to have to drink black tea or coffee if I don't feel like it, I try to detox regularly. Since green tea, white tea, and tisane are all delicious, this is pretty easy.)

Teacup today: Winter tea bowl made by the estimable soloadventure