This post is long overdue for several reasons. First, a friend brought me a couple of boxes of Hawaiian Islands Tea Company, and while I sampled them, I just never gave myself the opportunity to write about them. That, or the timing didn’t seem right.
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Speaking of timing, a recent visit right after Christmas, to the ever-so-charming Café Latte da in the beautiful Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, told me the timing was just right.
I met up with a friend on a truly random day, which are always my favorites. The intention was coffee, breakfast, maybe a pastry, and who know what else. But intention and attention to things change. Yes there was coffee, but I recall fondly how charming their tea display was.
While you see a familiar brand in full display, off to the left was the Hawaiian Islands that have alluded me for far too long.
It was meant to be. It’s really that simple. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I detached myself from the universe, whether I realized it or not, and the tea was just waiting for me, in plain sight.
The tea I’m actually going to talk about is the Coconut Macadamia Herbal Rooibos tea, that I’m actually sipping on currently to make this post a little more authentic. I may do more of this in the future, if I can gain even some more inspiration reminiscing on the past sipping experience, and how I feel in the present, and as I write this.
Considering that this was a little under a month ago, and still technically in the holidays, a lot of feelings and emotions are already in place, and even more amplified because of the season.
For all the melancholy, there’s always much to be grateful, hopeful, and to be happy for. Just the fact that I’m able to write this out is a blessing. And the fact that you, me, or anyone else has a gift to express themselves is another one. I could go on and on.
How was the tea? While it may not make sense to drink it during the colder months, it made all the sense to me. It makes all the sense. That’s what’s so great about tea, you can have many of them, hot or chilled, and many during any time of year.
This was a great tea. And Roobios continues to be impress me and make me so happy.
The flavors of coconut and macadmia are enough, more than enough, to make you smile, feel good, and feel relaxed. As the synopsis says Rooibos is known to help with digestive issues and nervous tension, which is something I’ve been dealing with for quite some time. And while I think most natural teas, have so many health benefits, it’s good to know that Rooibos is exactly what I need more times than not. No matter I’ve been so drawn to it. That’s no accident.
You know what else helps with tension? Good company, a quiet space, and plenty of time to listen to what’s going on with the friends in your world, in a setting that I yearn for.
I haven’t been to Latte da since, and I almost in a way feel that’s fitting. I’ll go back for a coffee, a pastry, a breakfast item, and time will go on, and I won’t think about things.
But another magnetic force, a sign from the universe, and something much bigger than I can describe will bring us back here for another momentous day. I might be sound dramatic, but these are the experiences that better me as a person, humble me, and remind me that it’s ok to feel whatever it is I’m feeling.
I hope I’m forgiven for posting these holiday images a little late. Haha.
I want to believe the universe loves me, forgives me, and is here to look out for me.
It looked out for us on this day.
Peace Be With You.
Christmas and Peace can be on any day of the years we choose !! Or every day 🙂