Since I had to quit coffee in order to have gastric sleeve surgery, I’ve come to love tea. Decaf tea, of course. And I love brewing it in my Curve Teapot. It came in so many colors, it was hard to choose, but in the end I selected Mandarin. A bright, light orange. You can use it with bags or it comes with a diffuser for loose tea (that’s what I use).
To cover it up and keep it warm throughout the morning, I chose this cute tea cosy made by Ulster Weavers. It’s no longer available, but you can find one you love here.
Some days I enjoy having Decaf Double Bergamot Earl Gray with a splash of milk and one drop of EZ-Sweetz. This is what I drink in the morning when I’m pretending it’s coffee. (Shhh, don’t remind me it’s not…)
In the afternoon, or when my stomach isn’t feeling great, I like to have Peppermint Tea. Soothing and tasty, it brightens up the afternoon. For a double-whammy, you can even get Ginger-Mint Good Digestion Tea! I’ve not tried that one, but I think I may add it to my next order so I have it on hand post-op.
The one difficulty for me making tea is my tea kettle. I have this one by Le Creuset (I got it on sale!), and it dribbles when you pour from it, and the handle gets too hot to hold. I don’t recommend it. And while I’ve heard really, really good things about Simplex kettles, they’re about $300! So unless you’re independently wealthy, I don’t recommend them!
If I had to choose a new kettle today, I’d go for this OXO kettle. It even has a cork handle, so your hand doesn’t burn!
Do you drink tea? Did your dietitian make you quit before surgery? I like Stash Teas from Oregon – what’s your favorite brand?