Tuesday May 10, 2011 | 2 comments
I’m sure most of you who consistently read T Ching’s blog have come to realize that I am a student – more specifically at the moment, a very stressed-out, tea-loving student who is graduating very soon. As my graduation date draws near, I have been having the most intense cravings for strong delicious coffee and heavenly vanilla lattes! This is so unlike me, as I am definitely a lover of tea and experience purity every time I take a sip. When I sip coffee, I feel as though it is sending millions of toxins throughout my entire body (even though it’s all in my head).
So, here I sit craving coffee. With tons of different kinds of delicious and unique teas sitting in my tea cabinet waiting for me to drink, all I can think of is buying a coffee maker. Frustrated, I begin to think of a strong tea that could give me the same satisfaction as I imagine coffee would. Coming from someone who doesn’t even like coffee that much, I don’t really know how to satisfy this desire.
As I am thinking of different ways to satisfy my coffee craving, I remember chai tea, and smile. Could this possibly substitute for the deep craving I am having for a vanilla latte? I think so. It brings back a heightened memory of my dear friend, Alexandra Hoover, and I making chai tea together. We prepared it from scratch and enjoyed every sip. I am going to attempt to make chai tea again to satisfy my coffee craving.
I feel like I am betraying my beautiful tea leaves when I give in to coffee. It must be the thought of coffee providing me with more caffeine than tea would. But that’s not always true. Have any of you readers had this desire before?