July 28, 2009

Tea A/C


You know you're a tea lover when it's 90º in your upstairs apartment and you're still drinking tea! Seattle is about as hot as it ever gets right now, and it's amazing what 20º more will do to keeping your tea hot for much longer. I often find myself tapping my fingers waiting for it to cool down enough to be drinkable, but this little trick helps a lot. Setting the cup next to an open window allows the incoming breeze to cool off the tea much more quickly. It's still blowing hot air, but it's better than sitting inside my pressure-cooked house. The alternative is sitting outside, which I'll have to try soon. It's just a matter of extension cords for the hotplate. If not for the caffeine, I'd be chugging tea at 9 pm, when it's actually very nice and comfy outside.

I've been very lax about posting for a while; lots to do, and I've also been earning some extra dough for a couple of tea-related purchases. More on those soon, hopefully. I hope everybody's enjoying tasty spring teas despite the heat.

5 comments:

Brett said...

love the post. i'm also baking in this Seattle heat-wave. been drinking winter Lishan (from Floating Leaves) all day. It has been perfectly refreshing. Also, drinking lots of water of course!

Bret said...

Ha! You think 90 degrees is hot? Well let me tell ya, thats a nice spring day where I come from. It,s been about 100 or more degrees here everyday for the past month or so. No matter how hot it gets it wont keep me from enjoying my tea. I actually love the hot weather, sitting outside now drinking cup after cup of some Xiaguan Yushang Toucha. Nice!

loose leaf tea lover said...

Or when its 103 in the desert in Lancaster and you'd much rather have a hot rooibos over an iced coffee.

Jason Witt said...

Tales of the great heat of summer? Ouch. I couldn't stand it. At that point I'd be near the air conditioner all day. And I usually drink my tea either lukewarm or iced, so the hotness wouldn't work out too well for me. --Spirituality of Tea

Teas said...

I find in hot hot heat some hot rooibos actually cools me down. Or ice cold rooibos. Mmmm!