I didn’t touch caffeine until I was 30 – seriously. No soda, no coffee and no tea! Somehow I survived 7 years of college – caffeine free! Then…. I had kids – need I say more? Now, every morning I insert my coffee IV to a fast drip or else…never mind you wouldn’t want to see the no coffee in the morning beast!
Next for an extra afternoon boost, I added a diet coke (sometimes 2, but usually 1) I don’t touch caffeine after 4:00 unless I need to stay up really late! The rest of the day is filled with water, milk, OJ and sometimes iced tea.
Now I have been “teaized.” Yes, yesterday at the Farmer’s Market in Mandeville, I fell in love with tea. I was conducting an interview with John Demers of Covington, owner of Demurs Fine Tea, for an Inside Northside interview. I tried the Mardi Gras sample (made from green, gold and purple flowers) and I was hooked! I guess it isn’t just about the caffeine…it is about so much more. I can’t wait to spin the story of how he started his company – it is stuff folktales are made of and stories Oprah would like to get her hands on! Guess you’ll just have to wait until the July/August issue to read it. I see the next phase of cool and funky tea shops being all the rage. Of course, with John’s tea and wireless – it would be perfect!