For the first time since I was about 15 I didn’t have coffee this morning. Instead, I had a cup of Twinings Assam Bold tea.
I only discovered Assam Bold on my last trip to Australia. It’s a delicious, full-flavoured cuppa, and I’ve found that it’s a good tea to drink when I’m working. It’s strong enough to deliver a noticeable pick-me-up effect, without any of the jitters coffee can bring.
I’m only a very moderate coffee drinker, mostly sticking to two cups a day and drinking tea the rest of the time, but since I’m prone to anxiety, bad nerves, fatigue and insomnia, I’ve been wondering for a while whether filling up the tank with coffee as soon as I stagger out of bed might be starting the day on the wrong foot. However, facing said day without both the caffeine and the comfort of a hot cup of brown milky liquid has always been too dreadful to contemplate.
Three hours after my cup of tea, I’m not as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as I would be after coffee, but I’m nowhere near the rather horrid state I’d normally have descended to if I’d had no coffee, either.
I am, however, craving another cup, though this time I want Russian Caravan, my regular go-to tea.
It’s now evening and I’ve had 3 cups of tea today, and no coffee, and I’m ok. Curious whether I’ll sleep better than usual.