Remember when I showed you my out of control tea stash at home, and then (like, 18 months later) my crazy drawer o’ tea at work? I’ve been working on whittling those down, because, let’s be honest: no one needs quite that many choices. And while I can’t say I’ve bought nothing since we moved, I’ve been doing pretty well at drinking down some of my back stash. It also helps that I started a new job a few months ago, and now I’m back to keeping part of the stash in my desk for morning, noon, afternoon and anytime pick-me-ups. Here’s what I have at work these days:
English Afternoon tea in bags from Harrods (I’ve finished this since snapping the pic, and now have another cute container for my office supplies); Bird’s Tongue Jasmine (from R’s stash, brought back after a trip to Hong Kong – she took the rest of her tea back, but left me this because I love it so much); Decaf Earl Grey and Strawberry Green tea from Kusmi, purchased on a trip to NYC.
Some decaf favorites: Wissotsky Fruit Galore (tart and tasty); Celestial Seasonings Mint Magic (a childhood favorite); Republic of Tea Hibiscus Coconut Superflower (for when I need a taste of the tropics at my desk); Traditional Medicinals Chamomile with Lavender (another favorite – I keep a box at home too); Tazo Wild Sweet Orange (just one bag that was floating around my desk, and has since been consumed).
My work tea stash wouldn’t be complete without a few D.C. favorites! Earl Grey and Green Tropical Tea from The Spice and Tea Exchange (favorite Old Town tea purveyor); Chai, World Peace, Ginger Ginseng, and Now & Zen from my beloved Teaism.
So there you have it! I’m sure the stash will grow the longer I’m in this job. Do you keep a drawer of tea at work? Do people think you’re totally weird? My coworkers do.