I was in the kitchen at work perusing the beverage choices when I decided to go with a Tazo Calm Tea. Opening the tea bag, I sniffed to make sure this was something I wanted to make into a drink. It really did smell calming. It also triggered a memory.
Iced tea was the summer drink of my childhood and teen years. My grandparent’s fridge was always stocked with a pitcher of it. So the sugar-free Lipton iced tea mix became a favorite of mine. Maybe because it represented family and comfort. Or long summer days sitting on the porch waiting for something to happen and passing time together in the interim.
As I got older, a cup of Lipton with sweet n low and milk was my grandmother’s trademark. Every time I came home from college, she’d be boiling hot water for a cup. She always insisted on preparing it for me, making sure it was really pale and beige the way I liked it. Then we’d sit down at her kitchen table and catch up.
Is there any drink that conjures up memories for you?