Someone at work today said that, for some reason, they were in the mood for hot tea today. I am in the mood for hot tea all the time. I had quite a taste for tea in my teenage years, and it helped that my sweet mother packed my favorite kind in my lunch daily--Orange and Spice, and Everything Nice. This phase was followed by me spending a few sleep deprived years in college, doped up on Starbucks double shots and home-brewed coffee in order to finish my assignments. It also didn't help that I worked at Starbucks for a short while. I think it was when I studied abroad in England that I regained my appreciation for a good cup of tea, both loose leaf and boxed. One stereotype about the English is absolutely true: they love their tea, and thanks to them, so do I!