Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cold day, warm tea

No matter what kind of heating you have inside, when it's 2 degrees outside, you feel cold!

In addition to being very very cold, I have been barely hanging in emotionally with all the work I've had to do since mid-September. I thought I was finished Nov. 18, but then I had one more "little" job. This little job is driving me crazy with its needless complexity and new tools to learn, with too little time to do the job properly.

Needless to say, I welcome a soothing cup of tea.

I don't need anything strong, so I reach for a pretty herbal blend of rooibos, peppermint, and chamomile, called Petticoat Peppermint. Tumblewood Teas is the brand, and a darn good one it is, with creator Riza Gilpin making sure the teas are fresh, flavorful, and, yes, fun. Riza names each tea so it, er, blends in with its Montana surroundings: Restful Rancher, Comman-Chai, and Pony Express.

Unfortunately, drinking tea doesn't make the pile of work go away, but it does make me feel better about slugging through it all.

Do you want some lovely Tumblewood Tea, too? Contact Riza at tumblewoodteas @


  1. A big steaming cup of love to you, Miss Mary. The crunch will end. I promise. And in the meantime, you share your lovely words with us.

  2. Hang in there girl. This too shall pass. In the meantime enjoy tea when ever you can!

    By the way love the cup. Imagine a cup filled with loose tea as a gift. How can I get one?

  3. Hey Mary over yonder in the hinterlands! How does one score a fabulous Yummy MT mug? Would love to get my hands around that little ditty.

  4. I'll send you info about the mug in e-mail. Thanks for asking!

  5. Hi,
    I have recently began writing a blog on Montana Crafters and Artists. I would love to link your Yummy Montana blog with my blog. I am sure that people would love to have all the festival and market information you have researched. The amount and quality of information you have is incredible!! Please let me know if adding a link would be acceptable to you and I will get to it!

  6. Thanks for the compliment! I have gotten behind over the holidays, but plan to rev up again soon. Please do link, I love to share this information with anyone who loves Montana! I've added a link to your blog.