I'm totally excited about tea. This is something I can indulge in without gaining weight! LOL For years now I've had an overeating/compuslion to eat constantly. I started on a diabetes medication (Victoza, which is a once a day shot which isn't insulin) and my life has changed!) and my eating is now NORMAL. I eat every 4-6 hours. I usually stop before I'm stuffed because the medicine makes me feel fuller quicker I think. So all these years of bad habits (and massive weight gain which wasn't helped by my other medications) I've finally found relief.
I love food and now that I've found tea I can focus on that instead. I'm quit obese (technically severely morbidly obese) at 368 pounds on my 5'2" frame. I'm working on losing weight but it's a struggle. I have a slow metabolism, always have.
So tea for me now is something I can focus on and enjoy without feeling guilty about it. I'm so happy! I am so glad I found teachat and am making friends here. I don't have a life outside of my home since walking due to my severely incorrectly curved lumbar spine makes walking, standing, etc very painful. So exercise is out of the question. Plus I've got fibromyalgia among other issues causes daily chronic pain. Exercising with fibro is pure heck. So I simply avoid it. Even using 3lb hand weights and working my arms is painful. But long boring story short, I have something to focus on now. New friends and a hobby.
I found out my tea order from Harney & Sons is going to be a day late. I guess it shipped from NY. So I'm not upset considering the hurricane issue.
I hope those people can get helped in a timely fashion and we can start rebuilding those areas that were devastated. It's so sad.
One extra day in shipping is nothing.
The tea I'll try first is the nilgiri tea I ordered. Then the tippy yunnan and then the Irish Breakfast tea.
I'll have to order more chai from The Tea Table since I'm running out fast! I only had 3 oz of it to begin with. I think I've used half of it so far just in less than a week. I hope to find single estate teas or blends of estate teas that I can enjoy without adding cream (or splenda). But I will probably have to wean myself off of using the splenda. The tea's I've tried so far have been bitter. But 2 years ago I was infusing the tea for 5 minutes. I think 3 to 4 minutes might help the bitterness. What do you think?