My Week in Tea

Saturday: Come home to find out that Josie’s Japanese teacher has given her a hot top since she will soon be moving to a place with a real stove. Josie then gives the hot top to me, thus enabling my life-long dream of squirreling away in my room for hours at a time without having to interrupt my writing flow for tea refills. Cue all my happiness.

Sunday: After testing the hot top to make sure it works, I  make a trip to Hanoori Town market to find a suitable and cheap tea kettle. I settle on the Mullet-kettle, as Matt calls it, which looks like the sort of object one might reach for first to bludgeon an intruder with. While there, I also spend entirely too much time ogling the tea pots and cutlery sets, no doubt earning several comments about being a stupid Gaijin.

Monday: After getting distracted by other problems Sunday night, I have to wait until Monday after work to brew my inaugural cup of tea. I turn on the hot top. It doesn’t work. At all. All hope is lost.

Tuesday: Mope.

Wednesday: Mope.

Thursday: Curse the gods of whatever I spent the last of my paycheck on and rearrange my entire desk area in preparation of a tea station WHICH WILL HAPPEN AS SOON AS I GET PAID AND CAN GET A NEW HOT TOP. Mope.

Friday: GET PAID. BUY A NEW HOT TOP. DRINK ALL THE TEA.

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The tea station, including: hot top, Mullet Kettle, two of my mugs, my tea box, french press, crock pot for soups and chili, and my tea stash behind the kettle.

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The Mullet Kettle
When my friend Gabby heard about my tea station, she got me a glass kettle! <3 The orb in back is my crystal ball, holding up my writing books.

When my friend Gabby heard about my tea station, she got me a glass kettle! It’s so pretty!

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About Morgan Maria D'Isidoro

Morgan Maria D'Isidoro has lived in Baltimore, MD for most of her life, saving a handful of failed escape attempts. Given the murder rates, she'll probably die here too. Morgan is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry, a musician of dubious quality, cat aficionado, art history fangirl, kitchen sorceress, recovering pyromaniac, accomplished liar, and an all around person of questionable employability.
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2 Responses to My Week in Tea

  1. Genevieve says:

    TEA IS GOOD. TEA IS GOD. Or something like that. I really liked tea before but after spending 5 weeks in England this past winter, I’m starting to get obsessed. I’d be tempted to have a kettle in here but I wouldn’t want to absent minded burn down my house (very possible with me). Plus, I do need reasons to leave my room sometimes. But only sometimes.

    • Well, I don’t have a mini fridge in here yet, so I still have to leave to acquire sustenance…for now…. But yeah, I’ve gotten really good at remembering to turn things off and unplug them, mainly so that my cat won’t electrocute herself in her glee for chewing on cords.

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