As we progressed though the month of August I noticed a change in my tea cravings, and by extention, my tea drinking habits. (Yes, I crave certian teas, like one may crave something sweet or salty), I've found myself drinking less iced tea in the afternoons and more rooibos in the evenings. Not surprising necessarily as evenings grow cooler and Fall's approach draws near (the first official day of fall is September 22).
Right now my evening rooibos of choice is Isel Royale or Belle Isle Breeze. Later this month I'll switch to Lake Effect and in October Campfire. The thought of my first cup of Campfire this fall season makes my mouth water in anticipation. To some, this may sound silly - couldn't I drink it at anytime? Yes, I could. Or maybe even concerning - is there a shortage of this popular tea? No, not to worry! S•TEA•P is fully stocked with all your seasonal favorites 😊. My impediment is purely of my own design - I"m not quite ready to make the leap from the fresh, fruity rooibos to the warm, spice. Like a tree preparing to change its green leaves to bright amber, orange, and gold, I want to savor the change of seasons, making the change in my own good time.
I'll enjoy the last days of summer with some cold brewed Apple Blossom and Northern Lights. As those last few days of the summer of 2022 give away to fall I may even cold brew some Apple Orchard and Copper Country. I'll rotate Lake Effect into my evenings, and eventually Campfire and Warm Apple Pie. I'll mindfully savor those changes, listening to how my psyche changes and adaptes to the change in season.
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
– William Ewart Gladstone