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I Cheated

I had a weekend affair with tea. I feel awful about it, and am walking around in a guilty haze this morning.

The air is thick with betrayal, and I can't face my espresso machine. He knows. And he's hurt.

It wasn't my fault. I've had a relentless cough, and tea with lemon and honey was the only thing keeping me from checking into the insane asylum.

My go-to tea is from Chamagudao--a well-edited little tea shop in Montclair. It's called Emerald Buddha and is a green tea with lemongrass, coconut and ginger. It's really flavorful (unlike many of the bland, bitter green teas I've tried) and smooth. When forced to part with my beloved beans, Emerald Buddha is a nice stand in.

It got me through the weekend, and later today, I plan to make up with coffee. He's still a little bitter from the abrupt abandonment, but I'll sweeten him up with an extra splash of cream or two.


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Amy@OldSweetSong

feel better soon!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by erin

i'm sure coffee will come to understand. hope you're feeling better.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lindsey

i couldn't help but laugh a little bit out loud when i read your post at work. So witty, even when you are sick.

feel better!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by CitricSugar

Feel better and don't beat yourself up over the affair. Coffee has never made me feel better when I'm ill. Sure, he makes your heart race when you are looking for a good time but when you need a little rest and comfort, he keeps you awake. And that aftershave… It'll open your eyes, alright.

Great post! Especially once I got past the title shock. :-)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cataloging My Life

hilarious story of the age old battle between tea and coffee! hope you feel better.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by christina

Great post, as always! I've also had a relentless cough for two weeks; and tea is really, truly the only thing that's given me any relief. Hope you and Mr. Bean make up soon.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Vana

i cheated too…and it felt good:)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Alicia

Aha this is a great post, it made me laugh! I hope you feel better! The beans will understand.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Maggie May

Green tea is the honey of Gods :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Penny

I am a two timer myself. Been cheating for years! I enjoy both. Cute post – thanks for making me smile!

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