I’m a coffee drinker for the most part, but I grew up drinking tea. My mother got me on to it as a kid and I find I always reach for a hot tea whenever I’m not feeling well or just want something soothing and not as aggressive as coffee. Last weekend I found a tea that I thought would fit the bill – apple cinnamon. I mean, it’s got apples and cinnamon in it! That’s like one of the greatest duos in history. Sadly, when mixed with black tea leaves the partnership just doesn’t work. It’s like this confused hot mess of cider, tea, and liquid apple pie. Sounds like it should work, but it doesn’t (er, maybe it doesn’t sound like it should work now that I think about it more, but in the store the thought of liquid apple pie seemed appealing). On the other hand, a friend put me on to almond tea which has no actually tea leaves in it and hence, no caffeine, and wow, she knew what she was talking about. Almond tea is amazing. The kicker, however, is that while you can find apple cinnamon tea, the almond tea appears to have been discontinued.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »