On Saturday, I received a catalog from The Republic of Tea and a free sample bag of their Ginger Peach Green Tea. Unsurprisingly, I was hooked. Inside the catalog, besides showing the various teas available, the Republic's Ministers show how tea is part of healthy, relaxing, and full living. One of them, the Minister of Travel, was going on about how coffee-drinkers were "defecting" and requesting "asylum" in the Republic. I do like hot tea, but I'll never give up my coffee. Even my current Starbucks fast is only temporary.
So, today I declare myself a citizen of this nation of coffee-drinkers and a citizen of the Republic of Tea.