Thursday, January 12, 2012
I'm a soda drinker. I have been for years. I can't drink coffee, it hurts my stomach and I can't seem to acquire a taste. I've always envied coffee drinkers, it's such a part of society. People who don't have the nerves to ask someone to dinner or drinks ask "Want to get a coffee sometime?". I've never been asked this, but if I had, I'd have politely agreed and probably ordered a water. Or a Juice. Or a soda.
Starbucks? I get Hot Chocolate. Going to Knit Night at the coffee shop in (The late) Borders Books? Italian Sodas. I just never quite fit in. I'm much happier starting my day with a Vanilla Coke (my weakness) or a Dr. Pepper. When I was pregnant, I didn't crave crazy foods, or pickles, I craved Orange Soda something fierce.
As far as teas went, I'd never really gotten into them. I'd tried Iced Teas, Hot Teas, adding honey, adding sugar, even lemon. I just couldn't get it to a place where it didn't taste like water with a teeny bit of weird flavor. Then on a whim last summer I tried Snapple's Nectarine White Tea and I was stunned! I liked it! I liked it a lot!
It was my go-to drink whenever I went to a convenience store. Then I moved across country and I really haven't seen much of it anywhere. But I got my job at LUSH and we're one of the lucky malls that has a Teavana in it! I met my friend Evylyn, and she showed me a bunch of different teas that I'd never heard of, urging me to try them. And I LOVED THEM!!
So I'm a loose-leaf convert. I picked up a bunch of stuff today to finally get my resolution in order. What is it? To drink healthier. To cut out sodas (mostly) and energy drinks (completely). Grab a bottled water on my way out the door instead of a can. I'm hoping I can do it.
Anyone have a fruity tea they'd like to recommend?