Saturday, June 08, 2013
Recently, I wrote I mentioned to a team that I wanted to focus on night eating. A Spark friend suggested adding a cup of tea at the end of supper to signal that eating was over for the day. I considered this quite seriously.
As I did, I realized that this final cup of tea couldn’t be drunk from the 16 ounce ceramic mugs I buy at the dollar store. Nor, could this cup of tea be the green tea I consume by the gallon during the day.
No, both the cup and the tea must be special for them to have the needed ritual effect.
My first quest was for a cup. I wanted something pretty in porcelain. (I have only recently gotten in touch with my feminine side.) I checked out the local shops and nothing appealed. Then, I checked thrift stores. There were a few pretty cups with saucers, but they didn’t speak to me.
So, I went onto the Internet and ordered one that is exactly what I want.
While waiting for this, I started the quest for the appropriate tea. Ginger, I thought. I love the flavor and it’s good for digestion. So far, I’ve been through 4 different ginger or ginger mixtures to no avail. Later today or tomorrow, I’ll check out more teas and then perhaps branch out. Cinnamon is good for leveling blood sugar, which might help with the night eating.
If you have any suggestions on a great tasting tea that could become a ritual, let me know.