But actually, it was just a bunch of tea bags. :)
But it felt like Christmas morning; not only because my dad was back after so long, but also because the tea bags got me so excited about the new kinds of tea I'll be drinking in the next few days...weeks...months...
My dad brought back green tea, mint green tea, dandelion tea, chamomile tea, more green tea, red tea, and more green tea.
I want to say that this blog talks simultaneously about two things to take into the "Life au Cochon" perspective...The joyful perception of enjoying the time with those you love, especially if you're seeing them for the first time after what felt like an eternity; and the perception that happiness can come in little packages, like tea bags. :D
Since literally two seconds after my dad showed me the tea bags and boxes of other teas, I started trying them out, because I hadn't even heard of some of them before, which added even more to my excitement. One that really stood out was the dandelion tea...Even with the tiny amount of tea that was actually in the first tea bag I ravenously opened from the wrapped up box, the boiled water--which at first sat quietly in my mug--was all of a sudden taken over by a vibrant rush of deep amber-gold coming from the tea bag as it was steeping, giving the water life.
And with that (extremely specific) observation, I decided I could use that one tea bag not for just one cup, but for two or even three cups total! Now that's a way of making the most of something. ;)
When you have the time the rest of tonight, or if you want to make time (I personally like that choice better...), take yourself on a journey with a cup of tea--no matter whether it's a journey to a memory, a distant past, to your achievements, or even to your dreams.
And the sweet, savory smells (depending on what tea you're drinking...If you're thinking of green tea, I'd say that it's the total opposite of what my sister bluntly labels "grass" XD) of your steaming life of a drink will take you there.
Good night, and enjoy a cup of tea (I feel like I need to say that in a British accent for some reason)!