This is not quite the go home post for summer and my (and perhaps yours) summer vacation. We’re not seeing displays for autumn and the teas, snacks, and everything else that fits that mold. But one thing at a time, and I’ve still got some sunshine and those happy things to talk about.
This is part two of what looks like another trilogy, that will either be completed next week or right before.
When I fall in love with a place, I tend to overstay my welcome. At least in my head I think so. I’m sure any business appreciates repeats business, and the Infused Tea Company can have take all my money and all my patronage it wants. And especially if it keeps the amazing teas and just as important, the amazing energy going.
Last week I wrote about the night time scene in St. Pete, and how Infused Tea sits right in the heart of all the action, and all the atmosphere on Beach Drive. Beach Drive and the charming streets nearby are just that, so charming.
Now my Saturday morning visit was self fulfilling and intentional. I went for a run and I knew would stop over here, along with a few other places. In what matter, in what route, or any other details would be presented to me as I drew closer. Needless to say, I did get to visit some other shoppes, but I found a cozy, scenic, and spectacular view of Beach Drive.
Even though the city is growing, there’s still plenty of parks, trees, green, and all the other good stuff that makes this planet great. I felt so happy and felt as content as I’ve been in some time.
I said all this without actually talking about the tea, and pastry. Yes, pastry!
I’m going solely on memory and romanticism. The Strawberry Pear which can be found in the Fruit Blends category, is an all year tea, heated or iced. The strawberry and pear is a beautiful blend of summer fruits. I love pear and don’t have enough of it in general. The apple makes it perfect for the fall. But in St. Pete, in Florida, this is fortunately a tea you can have year round, hot or iced. As someone who can appreciate the changing of the seasons here in Maryland, I can also appreciate having a consistently warm temperature that allows you to eat and drink the same (or different) meals without having to adapt to much to the change in temperature. But to each is own!
This was another awesome tea. And being in a place of peace and harmony only made this that much better. There were lots of people walking, running, and cycling in the area. And many stopped over to enjoy some tea and hang out with their friends. It doesn’t get any better than that. The cyclists in particular had quite a large crew, and made me think about wanting to join a club like this. Ah this is so fun.
I’m recalling so many cool things, details, and experiences within this hour plus span, that I nearly forgot if I hadn’t written this out. And surely more things will come to mind, but some things are best to remain with me, with you, and within this thing called life that we can recall later and hopefully smile.
This was one of those uniquely positive experiences that words are not going to do justice. This was a different Saturday morning for me than I’m used to. Well of course, its vacation. I’m sure that magnified the intensity of what I was thinking and feeling, but I always want to think something bigger and magical is going on here.
I like that.
For my running history of this most inspirational of tea scenes in Florida and St. Pete, they’re all here.
As always, for more on Infused Tea, here is their story, their location if you’re local and/or visiting, and a link to purchase to purchase all their awesome teas online.
One more story in this trilogy is coming. This will either be next week, or maybe even sooner.
Take good care.