Calm Before the Storm

Oh how I despise Black Friday!  I recall working at Lerner NY when I was 15-18 years old and I worked every Thanksgiving week.  People are nuts!  I cannot believe someone would need something so badly that they would need to stand in line outside in the cold to save a few bucks on the latest toy or gadget.  I mean come on people, if you save the money you used on cigarettes or that latte that you could of made at home for pennies…than you would be able to purchase that “wanted” item at cost or with a regular store discount.  Today, I chose to sleep in and take a moment to enjoy my view with a classic cup of tea.

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One of my favorite tea vendors is Teavana.  Their staff is so knowledgable and I love creating my own flavored mixes.  One of my favorites is:

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Strawberry Lemonade.  Jasmine Dragon Pearls Green Tea is to die for!  They even make it dummy proof by applying a sticker with measurement, heat, and time instructions for brewing.  Now this is a loose leaf tea so you will need a tea infuser.

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You can pick up a tea infuser like this one at T.J. Maxx for only $5.99.  You can also find tea pot infusers at a one stop shop to assist in your magical cup of goodness.

I am getting ready to venture out in the wild of Black Friday madness.  Honestly, I only want to visit a few holistic stores downtown and them I am back to the crib where I will have a fresh cooked ham waiting for me.  If you are out there I wish you luck and hope you found what you were looking for.  My hat goes off to you for braving the chaos.

XOXO Besos,

Anna Castillo

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