Thursday, March 26, 2009

The green tea experiment

So I figured what the hell? Let's see if it helps. We have some here in the office. I'm hankering after a warm drink, which means either this green tea or my stash of vanilla almond tea.

Let's try it out, shall we? After all, what could possibly go wrong?

I proceed to make tea.

I realize I have steeped it twice as long as I should have (I like strong tea, so I steep my black tea for awhile, but green tea gets bitter if it's oversteeped). Oops.

I realize I have no honey, which is my go-to sweetener for green and herbal teas.

I realize the office has no Splenda, only Sweet-N-Low, which I refuse to drink.

I taste and realize it is exceedingly bitter. Sugar it is then. And vanilla creamer, because it can't hurt at this point.

Better make that 2 vanilla creamers. I am grimacing a bit now, and the color resembles snot that is just starting to go greenish, indicating possible infection. Charming.

I set the tea down on my desk and proceed to eat my orange.

I then go ahead and start typing, and when a giant BOOM of thunder startles me, I slam my wrist into my (full) cup and send a wave of tea flying.

Flying into my keyboard, all over my desk, lap and a stack of papers (thank goodness it was greeen tea and therefore shouldn't stain).

I am awesome.

I let it get tepid and then drank it as quickly as possible.

I'm thinking this may be a sign from God that drinking green tea during this cycle isn't the bestest of ideas ever.


queenrandom said...

Oh no!

Well don't let it scare you off of green tea, it really is lovely stuff, when done right ;) My favorite is hojicha; it's a japanese variety (not a brand) that is roasted green tea leaves. It tastes a little more like a black tea, or like a blend of green & black. Very nummy.

Serendipite said...

((HUGS)) although this did make me giggle :)

notsosmallfries said...

I am so not a fan of green tea. The bitter kills me, even if I don't over steep it.

Did you short out your key board?

CottonSocks said...

Nope! As my stack of expense reports and vouchers were sopping up half the spill the napkin stash I keep in the desk for things like this, was gently soaking up the tea on the keyboard (which wasn't much).

All seems well.

I really don't know if I'll keep it up or not. It's supposed to help mostly with ewcm, and that isn't my problem (in fact, I could do with less of it). But we'll see. If I take some honey, it'll be better all around. Or find the old jasmine green tea I used to drink everyday. Don't remember who made it but it was quite good.