Tea in the Times of COVID-19: What did granny say about Lemongrass?

So, many of us are at home. Some of us, for the sake of the economy and the financial stability of our own lives, we are working from home. Our small businesses and entrepreneurs are working assiduously to, if not remain profitable, at least keep
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Confessions of a tea drinker: Caffeine…Coffee or Tea? Oh My!

Confessions of a tea drinker: Caffeine…Coffee or Tea? Oh My!

Monday morning. You would think that after a weekend, that should have been
restful, I would be fully ready to embrace everything that this week is ready to
throw at me…but I’m not. Hmmm, I’ve run out of my usual green tea, and that
planned run to the grocery never happened. So this morning, after that all-nighter,
I checked my pantry to find that opened, a half-used bottle of coffee.
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Confessions of a tea drinker

Confessions of a tea drinker

I am a Caribbean girl, so nothing makes me feel more at home than the smell of spices as they emanate from my
cup of tea after a long day. Today’s choice of Spice is the Twigs Naturals Bayleaf tea, they use the West Indian
bay leaf (pimenta racemosa) which is much more fragrant and aromatic than its Turkish, Indonesian, Californian, or
Indian cousins and takes me straight to the skirt tails of my grandmother as she whips up a batch of hot grated chocolate tea
on a Sunday morning, and she adds the two bay leaves that make the tea just right. Mmmm, as I pour the boiling water into
my favourite teacup, its flavour is intense and highly spiced, with complex notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg
along with hints of vanilla and cardamom, I can’t wait to take that first sip.
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