1.25.2013

Korean Honey Citron Tea

The idea of laying around all day half comatose and sleeping instead of going to work sounds really good but when you feel terrible it's no fun at all and oddly enough you'd rather be at work.  Well, that was me Wednesday.  It's been exactly a year since I had so much as a cold and I've never had a flu shot but I can't remember when I ever had the flu.  I never get sick.  Famous last words.
Sick people food // Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese and OJ
Monday night I felt it coming on.  Uh, oh I think I might be getting sick.
Tuesday I tried to fight it with Emergen-C.  I still attempted my 1 hour cardio routine as normal but couldn't finish and spent the last half walking.  Something about the dry air going in and out of my nose was too painful.
Wednesday I called in sick to work after a mostly sleepless night and didn't get out of bed until 11am.  I dragged my achy body downstairs where Mj had lunch waiting.  He is so sweet.  He stayed home so he could take care of me.  Either that or he just really didn't want to go to work but either way I was glad to have him there. Sick or not I had to make my hair appointment that night.  I looked in the mirror and saw a hot mess staring back at me.  How sad that my husband had to look at this all day.  Honey Citron tea and a hot shower made me feel half way human.  I had a good hour or two before I would revert to total uselessness but it was enough for me to make it there and back.
Thursday I went back to work.  On the way there with my eye balls all heavy in my head I wondered why I ever thought it was a good idea.  My brain was foggy and everything I did that day felt like slow motion.
Today I stayed home.  I feel better then I did on Wednesday but it's one of those gray rainy days that makes you want to never get out of bed and so I didn't.  I'm sick and I have a plethora of sick hours so I might as well use them.  I expect to be back to 100% by Monday at the latest if not sooner.   It's just a cold so I guess I can't complain too much.
So getting back to that Honey Citron Tea.  Mj drank it all the time when he was stationed in Korea and he re discovered it here at a local Korean market called H Mart.  I'm not a tea drinker at all.  I normally have to add loads of sweetener to make it taste half way decent but I don't need to add a thing to this.  It has the same consistency of jelly and I only use one spoonful for an average sized mug.  It tastes so good and when you get to the bottom there is a little citrus surprise to nibble on.  It's really good when you are sick because it's full of Vitamin C.  They have other flavors but I only like this one.  Best tea ever.  You should try it.  Don't wait until you are sick.

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19 comments :

Helene said...

I do love tea so this sounds soooo good! I will have to try it out! sorry you are sick ;(

The Funky Junkie said...

Shut. Up. You guys have an H Mart??? That is me and Ian's favorite place to shop! I love how cheap everything is and we always come home with random Asian goodies. That tea sounds interesting...Totally sucks that you were sick though. :( I was battling the same thing last week, and you're right you reach a point where you would rather be at work! Being sick as an adult is nowhere near as magical as when you were a kid!

Law_Fal said...

Hope u feel better soon!

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

I also rarely get sick (the last time was definitely over a year ago) and I don't get the flu shot either. Don't need to add unneccessary chemicals into my body when the shot only covers 3 strands of the gazillion out there...
oh and my dad got the flu shot this year and he still got the flu, so there. This tea sounds delightful!

Whitney Cypert said...

Sorry you aren't feeling good! I hardly ever get sick either thank goodness. Hopefully by Monday you will be good to go! That tea sounds amazing. So it's like a jelly that you put into water or what? I need to try it!

Faith said...

Yeah, I'm sick too :(
I don't really get sick ... A headache here and there ... but nothing like this.
Sucks.

I hope you feel better soon!

Jessica said...

So sorry to hear you don't feel good!! Being sick is not fun at all, but at least your hubby is there to care for you :)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I love tea!! This sounds really good!! Sorry you're not feeling 100, hope the weekend gives you more rest!!

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Sunny said...

yum, that tea sounds good! hope you start feeling better this weekend, alot of people are sick right now.

Stephanie said...

Boo to sickness!!! Tis the season unfortunately. :( Glad you have some lovely tea and a sweetheart to help take care of you! xoxo

LWLH said...

Send some to this sickie!!

Brittany said...

I'm sorry you've been sick :(. I wanna try this tea! It sounds delicious! My brother was stationed in Korea for several years...wonder if he ever tried it? I'll have to ask him!

Janna Renee said...

Geeze!! No one is safe from sickness this year! I will have to look for that tea. We have some great Asian Markets around here.

Elizabeth @ Broke Professionals said...

Ugh, I had a sick day like this not too long ago, and I felt the exact same way - I couldn't WAIT to get back on my feet, even though just a few days earlier, I'd been craving some extra time in bed. I guess we need to be careful what we wish for!

Jane said...

Oh no! Feel better! Being sick is the worst. That tea sounds so interesting. I like tea anyways but jam tea sounds fascinating. I love going to Asian or Hispanic markets and finding new interesting things to try.

Jacqueline Hough said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Mrs JK said...

Awww, hope u feel better soon. Im not much of a tea drinker, but that sounds nice (the citrus surprise especially). :)

Vincci said...

Love this stuff too! Especially for the winter time.

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