Thursday, May 21, 2009

i'm over you, diet coke

some of you know that back in november, i gave up my one-a-day diet coke habit. understanding that one a day was not really such a bad habit, i nonetheless knew that it was nothing but bad for me, and decided to make the switch. what did i switch to? tea.

the reason i switched was health, but the decision was facilitated by my extremely handy father who installed an instant hot water tap in my kitchen. being a busy person, the appeal of mug-bag-tap instant tea was ingenious in its simplicity. no kettles. no waiting. beautiful.

i've bought piles and piles of different teas... black, green, white, red. flavored & unflavored. iced and hot. sweetend and unsweetened. it's such a nice variety, and i've found that i can easily shift flavors with moods and weather. lovely!

right now my fave is trader joe's ruby red chai. it tastes great hot and cold, sweet and plain, with and without milk. other favorites include just about anything by mighty leaf, and the occasional jasmine green tea.

i still enjoy an occasional diet coke at a restaurant, but MAN am i glad i made the switch. i've saved money, added variety, and maybe, just maybe, saved a little bit of myself.


Angela in Europe said...

You know, we have the bestest tea in the world here. If you email your address, I will send you some. I still owe you for that bag ;-)

Scott S. Semester said...

If you're ever in the Boulder, Colorado, area, check out the factory tour at Celestial Seasonings. It's a blast -- and, having been on the tour four or five times, I can tell you that it's full of fun information about tea and tea-related products. (Also, the Unforgettable Mint Room, where they store all the peppermint and spearmint they use to make the tea is awesome -- clears out your sinuses and makes your eyes water with minty goodness.)

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