I love tea, especially green tea. It’s full of antioxidants. It helps keep my metabolism running high as I get old and the pounds are harder to keep off my hips, thighs, and middle. But unlike my European friends who prefer their tea hot, I like mine over ice.
As one of many perks, my employer offers unlimited beverages to employees: coffee, tea, soda, and juice. While many co-workers sip Diet Coke all day, I prefer to brew green tea in a mason jar and pour it over crushed ice. No big deal; to each his own. Except that as the ice melts, as it quickly does when hot tea is poured over it, folks can’t quite figure out what I’m hauling from meeting to meeting and drinking all day. In fact, it’s become a bit of a joke. More than once this has transpired:
Co-Worker #1: Psst! Hey, what is Sage drinking all day here at work?
Co-Worker #2: Oh, that’s iced tea.
Co-Worker #1: Oh! It looks like beer!
This Tazo tea display is up at my neighborhood Starbucks. While I exclusively order lattes at ‘bucks, it was definitely a photo-worth display.
What about you? Are you a coffee, tea, or neither drinker? If you like tea, do you prefer it hot or cold?
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