I got just on my way to work and noticed I was missing an important part of my morning routine. My cup of hot tea wasn’t in the cup holder of the car. It was MISSING. OK, it wasn’t really missing. I knew it was sitting on the kitchen counter right where I left it. I was past the point on my drive into work where I turn around to get missing hot tea though so I did the next most practical thing. I called Brian to tell him to please enjoy my tea that I left. You see it was a perfectly brewed cup of American Classic Tea from Bigelow Tea that couldn’t just sit there and get tossed out later! Don’t fret, I will have to make a cup after dinner tonight just to even the day out.
I grew up not drinking tea. My mom always had hot tea in the morning. There was always a pitcher of iced tea in the fridge … always. I didn’t drink it. Then I went to college and nearly froze down at Virginia Tech in the beautiful mountains down there. I suddenly knew why my mom drank hot tea in the wee hours of the morning when she would go into work at the hospital. I could function with a mug of hot tea and if I was lucky, it would warm my hands as I carried it across campus to class! Double bonus.
Oh about American Classic Tea from Bigelow Teas … I featured American Classic Tea as a Friday Favorite back in July 2010! I drank a lot of this tea when I was nursing the kids because it didn’t give them a caffeine kick that I knew they didn’t need! I am way past the nursing stage of my life but it is still a favorite of mine. I do have to give my dad credit for discovering this tea for our family though. He brought it back from one of his sales calls in South Carolina. I am told you can buy it in the grocery stores down there. Virginia isn’t that far from South Carolina but it isn’t sold here that I found so I order it by the case online. Yes, the case.
Back to when dad first brought this tea home, I looked it up and read all about the only tea plantation left in the US … the Charleston Tea Plantation down in Charleston, South Carolina. I knew then it was on my places to visit list. Not only was an excuse to add an other South Carolina trip to my travel wish list but it was tea and really good tea at that! You see I was born in SC and while we only lived there for four years until we moved to Virginia, but that is where I learned to talk. I am told I used to have the strongest southern accent … kinda odd for two Yankee parents to take a southern talkin’ kid back to Ohio for visits! Over the years, we have made a few visits through South Carolina since we moved and I have loved each and every visit because of the people … and their southern accent that I can roll into within a day. Plus they really know how to make a real glass of sweet tea down there and who can pass up a cold glass of sweet tea?
Maybe one day I will still get that visit to the Charleston Tea Plantation. Have you tried the American Classic Tea by Bigelow Tea or been to the Charleston Tea Plantation? Leave me a comment and let me know if you have tried this great tea yet!
NOTE: This is my entry into the Bigelow Tea Contest. All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me.