I am in love again. It happened without me being aware of when, but it has surely happened.
I actually fell in love with coffee! Me! A certifiable lover of good, strong black tea!!
|Most often-used tea pots!|
|Wedgwood Signet teapot|
|Myott Meakin Finlandia|
I think it first began when someone brought me a chai latte from a popular coffee shop. Knowing how much I love hot tea, it was a thoughtful gift from a friend and was a nice change of pace to my plain black tea. It was so wonderfully delicious with such fabulous spices. It made a cool morning seem perfect.
Then, in a day or so, someone brought in a spiced-pumpkin latte. Oh, it smelled so nice, so I couldn’t pass up a taste. Mmmm. Wait! I didn’t even like coffee, or so I thought. As the cool days stretched into a season, I found I desired a coffee latte as often as my tea. To keep the cost down, I purchased a bottle of coffee flavoring and added it to my own version of latte. Then one bottle turned into six, then a dozen, and so on. Now my first drink of the day is based on coffee. Can you believe it!? I have to admit, though, the coffee is minute.
Here’s my recipe:
- 2/3 cup milk
- a splash of flavored coffee creamer, about a Tablespoon
- a little less than a third of a cup of coffee.
Heat the milk and creamer in the microwave for a minute to get it nice and warm and then add the coffee. Yum.
|Just milk (I took a sip first; I LOVE milk!)|
|Final product with coffee added!|
It has only a tiny amount of coffee, so I’m getting my calcium AND enjoying the pleasure of spicy flavors with coffee. I guess it’s true: “Variety is the spice of life.” Here’s to change.
I found a blog with a coffe mug swap. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Here the link: