(Confession: My day begins with coffee. Sometimes I need a small cold-brew in the afternoon too. But tea is what I drink when I write. It goes so well with poetry.)
My logo is a leaning stack of red teacups because I drink a lot, a lot of tea. I don’t use fancy china, and I’m not precious about the whole thing. I’m as happy with a teabag as with a fine loose tea. And I love me a big ol’ cup of iced tea, heavily citrused.
Plus, tea reminds me of my mom.
“I drink tea because of my mother. She had a tea drawer; I have a tea cabinet. Nothing makes me happier than when a friend sends a single teabag in the mail. If Mom were to see my blog, how the entire theme is red teacups, I think she’d take credit.”
That’s why when I share a blog post, I include what tea I’m drinking. It’s my way of saying, “Hi, Mom. Look what you helped make.”