Monday, September 20, 2010

Being Sick Looks Neat

Okay, well, maybe I don't look neat right now. It seems my immune system wasn't quite prepared for the beginning of the school year and the mass of germy preteens. I clawed my way out of a NyQuil induced coma this morning at 6AM, determined to get to work... and am now home again after inevitably sliding back into the land of pjs, soup and amassing Kleenex kitten armies.

It isn't all bad, though. At least it gave me a good excuse to wade through my hot tea supply. I'm not usually a tea person, but I'd drink red hot magma if it meant my sinuses would clear up. I ended up whipping out my supply of blooming lavender tea flowers. Taste wise there's not much too it, (Although maybe I should try it with a fully functional set of taste buds next time...) but man, is it fun to watch.

For anyone interested to try out the process themselves, sans the getting sick part, Mountain Rose Herbs has a good selection of their own blooming flowers that come with additional flavor mixtures.

9 comments:

Chris in the Emerald City said...

Oh oh oh, I LOVE the flowering teas! They are truly little works of art. I haven't had any in years, but the Republic of Tea (http://www.republicoftea.com/) sends me a catalog, and I really want to order some! Sorry you are not feeling well.

Peace,
Chris..........

Leeanna said...

I love those flowering teas. They are so cool to watch opening up.
Sweetie I hope you get better.

Afeenast said...

My X-G.F. and I had one of those blooming flower tea sets. To be honest I didn't think they tasted all that good but they were really cool to watch.

RetroKali said...

I am feelin ya on the sinuses thing....ever use a neti pot? They help a bit...

Faerie Sage said...

Wow that flowering tea is really neat, I will have to try that. Hope you feel better soon, a Neti pot will help with the runny nose etc. Feel better soon!

Mrs BC said...

Wow! Looks like an aquarium in your cup! Hope you feel better soon x

Witchy Godmother said...

Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs and sparkles
WG

Melz said...

I hope you feel better!
And those teas are beautiful :)

Emerald Window said...

Greetings, I love your blog. I live in Eugene, where Mountain Rose Herbs is from. Great photos of the blooming tea.
Cenya