How about a big steaming cup of anaphylaxis?
The weather is getting colder outside and I love a hot cup of tea when the wind is howling outside. Tea warms me up and relaxes me.
Celestial Seasonings came out with their holiday line of teas and I had to snatch some up. I love peppermint, ginger, cinnamon - anything that's spicy and that has a holiday taste to it.
The Little Man doesn't drink tea. He's not that refined (lol) so I didn't read the label because it's for me, not for him. And frankly, it didn't occur to me to the read the label on tea (probably because I myself don't have allergies). But I am an obsessive compulsive label reader. As I was putting the tea away I flipped over one of the boxes and read the ingredients and sure enough there it was: "barley". Oh crud. Even though he's not going to be drinking it, I don't feel safe having a big ol' cup of barley sitting around the house. UGH! Why barley in tea? I bought the Gingerbread Spice tea (this one is clearly labeled for barley and even says "contains gluten" on the box):
Ingredients: Cinnamon, ginger, roasted chicory root, roasted barley malt, natural flavors (contains soy lecithin) and luo han guo.
May contain gluten.
The other tea I bought was Candy Cane Lane tea. The ingredients appear safe and that box says "gluten free":
Ingredients: Peppermint leaves, decaffeinated green tea, orange peel, natural vanilla and mint flavors with other natural flavors, cinnamon, milk thistle, blackberry leaves, roasted carob, roasted chicory and vanilla bean.
So I guess I'll be saving my Gingerbread tea for after he goes to sleep.
A big ol' cup of barley is just NOT in my comfort zone.