I wake up, I squint, I shuffle, I make coffee.
That is what I do.
I used to drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee in the morning, have another in the afternoon and another after dinner. Because it’s coffee and that’s how you’re supposed to drink it. Non-stop.
For some reason I don’t drink that much coffee anymore. I have one cup in the morning and the odd time another in the afternoon, but that’s rare. I didn’t try to cut down on coffee, I just stopped wanting so much.
It happened around the time I starting taking enormous amounts of amphetamines. Huh.
I’ve never, on the other hand, been a tea drinker. I like Chai tea, like most people do, but I never make it. So when I was in Thailand and came across a tea that was grown in the Chiang Mai region that naturally tasted like Chai. I had to buy it.
It’s quite a concoction in Thailand to make this tea. Like most of Asia, coffees and teas are flavoured with sweetened condensed milk. This tea had condensed milk, sugar and regular milk. It was like drinking an angel.
I spent the next week searching for this particular tea that they referred to as Red Tea. All the people in the Chiang Mai markets thought I was nuts. “Red Tea? Nope. Don’t have that. Never heard of that. Is it American?” Uch. No. No it’s Thai.
And then finally i found one stall that had an entire wall of tea and there it was glowing like a beacon of light. Red Tea. I bought 4 bags. One for my neighbour who took care of my chickens and one for me. I couldn’t wait to get home to make my Thai Red Tea that tasted just like Chai tea.
I made it last night. It just tastes like tea. Regular tea. I even bought a can of sweetened condensed milk for it.
So I’m back on coffee.
Which brings me to today’s This or That question for you …
I am TRULY curious to see the results. Because I’m Karen, the curious coffee drinker.
Have a good weekend all and bottoms up.
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