It was December 2006 and I had pushed myself a little too hard that holiday season. My body decided it was time for me to settle down, so it stole my voice and left me with nothing. Nada sound. It was awful. You truly feel invisible without your voice. Danny joked “the house has never been so quiet.” Another friend quipped that he wished he knew what *that* was like since his wife “hogged all the air time.” That made me laugh. Not a gaffaw type laugh but more like a swing your head back, slap your knee, no sound comes out kind of laugh.
I was stuck drinking a lot of hot water, clapping my hands to get Danny and co’s attention and using a magna doodle to stress my point during those 5 days (yes 5!) of silence in mid-December. Feeling a little sorry for my voiceless self then, I put the kettle on one day and opened my tea drawer to find this treasure from Karla, who sent it to me as a gift earlier that Fall.
It was the best chamomile tea I ever had. Really. I Love it. A little pricey to enjoy every day but makes a nice gift whatever tea you choose. To boot, Tea Forte HQ is from my home state of Massachusetts.