We are so high!
Because we are running at 5,000 feet… (the UFO in the right corner is the fuzz from my glove)
And because we drank about 98 cups of tea today at the Celestial Seasonings factory.
America’s #1 selling specialty tea, this homegrown establishment has been in the tea biz since 1979! Celestial Seasonings started as a “herbal infusion” company and didn’t actually make tea (i.e., blends that actually included tea leaves) until the 1990s. Their Sleepytime blend has always been and continues to be their #1 seller.
We drank a ton of samples — Leah had her first ever cup of tea! She didn’t know it, but she just drank up a ton of antioxidants. Did you know that most teas are made from only the top two or three leaves on the tea tree? The rest of the leaves at the bottom of the tree are too bitter for us to drink.
Thomas just soaked it all in. We learned lots of fun facts about the tea plant, different herbs, and the American tea industry. Did you know that Celestial pumps out ten million tea bags a DAY? I looked just like him when I found out too.
After sampling about ten different blends, twice each…
Other than our hopped-up tea tour, things have been really relaxed here in CO. I’m off to an imaginary tea party so I’ll have to write more later.
- Do you drink tea?
- Have you ever run at altitude?
- What’s your run today?