Life is too short to drink mediocre tea. When I was a small girl my (great-grand) Aunt Mary taught me how to drink tea. Black breakfast blend, with a touch of sugar and full cream. No skim milk need apply.

She was Irish and married an Englishman. So I have it on good authority that tea is the best medicine. Crap day, have a cuppa. Glorious day with great company, share a pot and some nibbles. Hot tea is a like a soaking bath for your soul.

Right now my go to tea is Comfort and Joy by The Republic of Tea. It tastes like Christmas. Sitting down with a mug of this tea and a Lebkuchen and I am transported back to December in Nuremberg.

Here’s to fond memories and new traditions. Happy Holidays.

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Lehnanne has shared with the internet her love of research, animals, and writing since 1996. She created and ran several independent online directories and communities. The desire to travel nurtured by every new duty station of her military family moves has stuck with her. When she is not busy being a cat servant and dog-mom, she enjoys exploring new places and dark chocolate.

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