The Crazy Suburban Mom: T is for Toothache... and TEA!

Monday, February 13, 2012

T is for Toothache... and TEA!

Today didn't start very good; I'm on day three of a toothache.   The pain in my mouth started Saturday morning, the second I opened my eyes.  With no dentist open until Monday there's nothing to do but tuck in; just me and pain that makes me want to vomit.  

I called this morning.  Tomorrow.  I'll be living with this until tomorrow unless the side of my face blows out, which feels likely.

I haven't slept since Friday; haven't eaten either.  The only comfort I've had is whining and tea.  I drink a lot of tea anyway but when it's all you got you really appreciate it.  

Today's mail brought my new Republic of Tea catalog, always fun, but today -- a peak experience.  

BeFunky Cooling 2 on iPhone

Besides being a great read, Republic of Tea always includes a sample.  I love that.  It's so nice to try something different while reading about all the new teas available.

Some of my favorite tea come from Republic of  Tea, Coconut Cocoa is so good after buying the first tin... then the second... and a third...  It was clear I should buy the bulk (250 bag) size.

coconut cocoa

Republic of Tea describes this as: The rich, exotic taste of this herbal infusion combines coconut, chocolate and caramel malted barley to produce a thick, naturally sweet, tropical cup. The delicious taste of both cocoa and carob belies their nutritional value. 

This is really NOM!  It's an herbal blend; barley and chicory based and delicious. The flavors are clean and sweet.  There are other teas in this collection but this is my favorite.

My current obsession is the Raw Green Bush Tea with Plantain and Coconut and I see a bulk order in my near future.  I'm on my second can.

This one is described as: Smooth and mellow raw green rooibos makes an ideal base for a traditional island duo – sweet plantain banana with a touch of fragrant coconut. 

Also an herbal; this one has a green rooibos base.  I can't get enough of this, hot and iced.  I sweeten everything but many people wouldn't have to sweeten this one.  The flavor is honey-like.  I got this as a gift and I'm so glad, I might not have bought something I thought tasted bananay.  

Banana flavored things tend to be cloyingly bananaish; this is like the summer sun with coconut thrown in for extra deliciousness.

It's  beautiful, too.

new use for old things

And speaking of beautiful, I use the tins when I'm done.  They make great eco-friendly containers and I love the artwork.

Republic of Tea products are available in grocery stores for about $10 for the 36 tea bag tin but you can order them online as well as in many other sizes.  If you order they send you their catalog with a sample, seasonally.  Win/Win!

*I bought all this tea myself, Republic of Tea doesn't know me, that I'm writing this,  or anything about my tooth*


Lenore Webb 2/13/12, 3:34 PM  

My mom is in love with Lady Grey tea and has hers every morning. Yes I do it right with her tea tray and all. Cream and sugar for her too.

About the tooth is a lil relief. Take an ice pack and hold it in your TWO hands this they are about froze right off. Surprise...the toothache is gone too. Don't know why but it has helped us get through a sleepless night.

Tracy Reinhardt 2/13/12, 3:46 PM  

Lenore - You know something odd about the cold. Its freezing here but I still have to walk my dog. And that's the only time my tooth isn't that bad, when I'm outside without gloves and my hands are near frostbitten.

Carole Anne Carr 2/14/12, 11:03 AM  

Lovely photographs and wonderful teas. Hope that tooth has been sorted out!

Lin 2/14/12, 10:40 PM  

Aw, gees, Tracy. What gives?? I sure hope you got that darn tooth fixed and that you feel better by now.

Vanjilla 2/18/12, 6:53 PM  

Oh Tracy... now you found me, with this tea-report! But since they don't ship overseas... for a can of your tea, I take your toothache for a couple of days! ;)

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