Monday, January 11, 2010

A Matter of Convenience

Contrary to popular belief, I don't just drink wine or martinis or scotch.

Now, I do love my coffee. It's what I look forward to most every single morning. Turning on the pot is the first thing I do when I wake up1 and coffee is the biggest reason I get up at that I can enjoy my coffee without rushing around with my head on fire.

But, once I get to the office, and sometimes on the weekends, I am all about the hot tea.

And since I'm also kind of an instant gratification girl, I've discovered one of the best inventions of all time...the electric tea kettle.

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Not only does this heat a cup of water to a boil in less than a minute, I don't have to leave my office or use a microwave. I can also use it for oatmeal and hot chocolate. It is simply convenience at it's finest.

And I do love convenience. I am, after all, my mother's daughter.

Favorite teas: Good Earth Original (cinnamon...mmmm...and caffeinated), Mandarin Orange Spice, Earl Grey

1: I do have an auto start feature on my coffee pot. I typically don't use it. I don't know why. It may be the ritual aspect of turning the pot on.

2: Yes, a.m.


kk said...

Sebastian has one of these at work and LOVES it. I haven't been able to come up with a good enough excuse for us to buy one for home (since we already have a regular tea pot and not much extra counter space).

Diva said...

There is a little electric teapot in every hotel room in glad Starbucks makes their own instant coffee now, because Nescafe (adored by European hotel room renters, evidently) *still* sucks after all these years.