So I woke up yesterday to discover that I couldn’t really move around on my legs, for some mysterious reason that happens to us zebras an awful lot. I’ve been moving around the house exclusively in my wheelchair, which is alright, but I make a lot of tea during the day. I make it cup by cup, and I typically put 2 teabags in, and leave them to steep until I’m done drinking it. Thing is, the stove is up kind of high for a wheelchair-user, so boiling water is kind of hard and annoying, because I can never tell it’s boiling unless I pull it off the stove and bring it down to my level. It just doesn’t seem safe.
The other day, my friend Wah brought home a custom K-cup container to use with the Keurig thing. It hadn’t seen much use…until now. I discovered the thing is fantastic for making single cups of tea for someone who’s a couple extra feet lower than normal. The only problem is that my brand of tea is Red Rose- super cheap, and only comes in teabags, as far as I’m aware, so I have to cut the bags open and use the loose tea that way. It’s not such a big deal, and I can prepare several servings simply by opening a bunch of bags and storing it in a small container, using a measuring spoon to fill the K-cup with the proper amount of loose tea.
It works pretty fantastically. I can even make half cups, so even though I’m making tea more often, I’m wasting less (the tea that goes cold), and enjoying more. <: