I'm giving up tea. Green tea, black tea, and white tea, that is. I gave up coffee years ago but did love me my cuppa tea in the morning. Or rather, my three or four cups. Let me add that I'm more of a nervous, touchy person. Then, with the diarrhea and bug and all, I didn't have tea for two weeks. And, oh miracle, I've never slept better in my live! Now yesterday and the day before I figured that my insides had recovered enough and it would be ok to have tea again. And let me tell you, I spent two horrible nights. Tossing and turning in my bed, waking up every hour or so.... So, when sleep eluded me for good this Saturday morning at 7am, I resolved to give up tea. Jawohl!
Since I still enjoy sitting there in the morning when the house is still quite (on weekends my hubby sleeps in until noon) and sipping my cuppa tea (or two or three), I resorted to rooibos tea. This Southafrican beverage is supposed to be very good for you: high in antioxidants, cancer-fighting, and very low in tannins which affect the absorption of iron. And hey, it is even a member of the legume family. Talking about eating beans every day :-) So, here it is, my new vice: cups and cups of organic, fair-trade rooibos tea.