Have you ever been jealous of other people around you who seem to have perfect skin?
I have. It’s a feeling I have been experiencing all too often lately.
I know, of course, that the women in magazines have not only professional makeup artists working on them but the photographs also often go through photo editing software—so they really are not real. That being said, I cannot help but feel the twinge every now and again.
The worst of it comes, though, with the people around me every single day. It seems like they have gorgeous skin…or at least better than mine.
It’s about time one of these was directly about tea, right?
Recently, I joined a new subscription service—this time for a monthly shipment of four carefully curated loose leaf teas. Tea Runners, for those who may not be aware, is the creation of husband and wife team Charlie Ritchie and Jewel Staite. They taste teas and pick their favourites—the best ones—for each shipment. I also know through social media this selection process can include going to tea expos. Frankly, I am jealous about that—I would love that sort of thing.
Anyways, I stumbled across Tea Runners because I happen to be a fan of Jewel’s work as an actress and tea—so naturally this had to pop up on my radar at some point. My ultimate decision to try it largely stemmed from adjusting my tea stash and a desire to try new things. But enough of the background here. Let’s dive in:
“Sometimes the right person tells the right story at the right moment, and through a combination of luck and design, a creative expression gains new force.” ― Lin-Manuel Miranda
This is the second time I’ve tried to write a post for this week’s Time For Tea. I’ve had a lot of things swimming around in my brain for the month of September, quite a few of which are tied up into students returning to school, whether it’s to university or to high school. Specifically, my nostalgia over being finished with my education (at least for the foreseeable future).
Before I dive into things, I want to note you should not read this post unless you are up to date with Game of Thrones (TV). There will be spoilers! If you are not caught up and still choose to read this, I am not responsible for what you might learn—I have warned you.
As it will shock no one in my life, I read a lot. I pretty much always have a book or my Kindle in my purse with them when I leave the house. When I finish a book, there is normally very little time in between finishing it and starting my next one. Frankly, it generally just means waiting for me to choose my next read and, if I do not already have it with me (e.g. on my Kindle), just until I can get my hands on it.