I’m working on breaking the caffeine habit, so I didn’t buy more black tea. Instead I went into my tea archive,* and pulled out an old gift from a friend, “flowery, fruity tea” from a fancy shop with a French name and offices in France and Japan.

The tea doesn’t specify herbal, and it comes out pretty dark, and I haven’t gotten my little caffeine withdrawal headache around noon since I’ve been drinking it….

I think I’m lying to myself.

*Yes, I have a tea archive, aka random boxes of tea that I’ve owned for a while. Some of them have lived in two or three states with me. Next up: tea brought from China around Christmas 2003.