I am a big fan of a good natural disaster. Not so much the ones that destroy people’s lives, but the ones that turn out to not be such a big deal. Like the way #Juno has affected me in New York City. My favorite thing to do on a snow day is nothing. Sit back, relax, make some tea, and watch Netflix.
Recently, I was given Kusmi Beauty Beverage Detox tea. This wonderful gift was brought to me by my friend Alienor all the way from Paris. I’ve since learned it’s widely available at most upscale grocery stores. Lately, I’ve been wanting to get more into tea. On our road trip down highway 1 we met a friend at an Asian (I think it was Tibetan) tea shop in Santa Cruz. It was the most amazing experience. The three of us shared kung fu tea over a beautiful draining table. I found the entire ritual so enchanting. Our friend poured some out over a frog for prosperity and we had a lovely afternoon together. It was nice to slow down for a minute with such a beautiful tradition. For thousands of years humans have relied on this little leaf for its ability to give us fresh perspective, a minute to reset. Amiram travels to China quite often. During his last trip, he was given this tea set. Since then, I’ve been dying to use it. Finally, a snow day!

The Kusmi BB Detox tea “purifies the skin from the inside out” with a blend of maté, green tea, rooibos, and a subtle hint of grapefruit. It also tastes nice. Kusmi Tea has a long history engaging in the Russian art of blending tea (they’ve been doing it since 1867, starting in Russia and moving to Paris during the Revolution). After getting my tea, re-watching ‘Man on Wire’ on Netflix completed my afternoon nicely. The number of times I’ve watched this documentary and loved every minute of it is…well, it’s three. But,…Finally, a snow day!

***beauty always comes from within, photo taken by Amanda Teague, xoxo behind the mirror***

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