I’ve been slowly trying to eliminate coffee from my daily routine. My love affair with coffee began during my first pregnancy. Although I couldn’t (wouldn’t) drink coffee while I was pregnant, I did find comfort in the smell of it. (picture a very pregnant woman standing in front of a coffee shop, just standing, smelling, with eyes closed no less!).
After my second child was born, I started actually drinking coffee. I felt I needed it to keep up. To stay awake. To be able to have the fuel to get through a day of crying (mine) and exhaustion (my husband’s).
But as much as I love coffee, it has come to a time when I should go back to my first love…tea. I’m now not sure if if I have more energy now than I did when I ran on coffee. Tea’s soothing power and cleansing ability has given me more strength to think clearly, with less irritability, and more calm.
Calm is good.
· 10 sprigs fresh mint, plus extra for garnish
· 3 teaspoons green tea
· 3 tablespoons sugar ( or more to taste)
· 4 cups water
· Boil the water and pour a small amount in the teapot, to warm the pot.
· Combine the mint, green tea and sugar in the teapot, then fill it with the rest of the hot water.
· Let the tea brew for three minutes.
Enjoy the tea.