Everyday Dose Of Reality
Every Sunday in our house is “hot tea day”. I wake up and have my first and only cup of coffee for the day. Pull out the tea of the day from one of the many jars we have collected and drop the leaves in the cage. Heat the water up to just about boiling removing the pan when the first bubble surfaces. Slowly, I fill the glass tea pot and set the lid back on to steep. This morning I have chosen peach mango herbal tea and it fills the house with a divine smell. Sunday is a busy day in this house. Laundry day, muffin baking day, bread making day and get everything ready for the school week day. But… no matter what is going on, the pot is steeping its goodness.
The kids stop whatever they are doing when the smell hits them, and they come running. Everyone pulls out their favorite cups and gather at the kitchen island around the steeping glass tea pot. Sunday IS hot tea day in our house all day long. The glass tea pot steeps the entire day from dawn to dusk keeping us warm and wrapped in wonderful exotic scents. I hope it is a tradition my kids pass down to their own and enjoy long after I am gone.