After it has completely cooled and almost every positive effect has worn off, I like to guzzle hot tea. Clarification – it is good.
Sweetman decided, approximately 12 months ago (not that I’m keeping track – because love never does that), to introduce a cup of hot green tea to our evenings together. And he was determined to add it to both of our nightly routines.
I must give him props for this. He married the girl who is also in love with The Devil Dog (Oh, my sweet Devil Dog – you have finally returned to me!) It was a mighty undertaking on his part.
I wasn’t sold on the idea, at first. I mean, we’re talking about something that threatened to come between me and my other nightly ritual, which is decidedly unhealthy. Not on my watch, people. Not. On. My. Watch.
Not one to give up easily, however, Sweetman made himself two cups each night and plunked one just close enough to me that I could easily grab a hold of it, should I get the wild hair to do so.
He’s wily, that one.
You see, he also assailed me with articles and studies about the benefits of drinking hot green tea. Of course, he knew good and well that he had me from the moment he explained how a cup of green tea can potentially erase the negative effects of one of my beloved Devil Dogs.
I wisely decided to give the hot green tea a go.
And, SHOCKER! I didn’t hate it. (I try to keep things positive around here.)
So now, I sometimes have two cups of green tea a day, depending on the kind of day it’s been. Some of you know exactly what I’m talkin’ about here, don’t you! I did the math, you see. 1 devil dog + 1 cup of green tea = 0. (Aren’t my math skills somethin’?)
To recap, a steaming cup of hot green tea is set before me each night by the one who loves me. And, my heart is forever grateful.
Are you a tea drinker? Got any delicious flavors or brands to share? I’m all ears… now.