I woke up this morning with a heavy, unsettled feeling. I don’t really know why. Overthinking? Bad dream I don’t remember? General Covid dreams? Sometimes that’s just how it is.
I had five students coming. They were starting earlier than usual. I needed to feel better.
I couldn’t decide what to have for breakfast. I paused, stood on tiptoe (yes, I am really short) and said a quick prayer. “Lord, I could really use some tea that would feel comforting this morning.”
Reached in and pulled out THIS TEA. I kid you not. I thought, “Well, yeah, okay, it says it is comforting but now what do I eat with a chai when I am tired of waffles?” Then I remembered some fig jam I had made a few months ago. Fig jam is a very cuddly food to me.
Ding ding ding! Toast with fig jam and Comforting Chai! Things were looking up.
This had all the attributes I expect in a chai, like cinnamon and cardamom and a mouth tingle from the clove, but all slightly softer. The green tea is softer than the Assam tea most companies use as a base for chai, too. It was all nice and warming and….comforting. Just like it says. The spices gave me a good wake up and lots of flavor, with no harsh edges.