All horseman love the smell of the barn. The combination of hay, grain, fly spray, shavings, and the horses is how heaven smells, right? I think we’ve all talked about ‘barn scented perfume’ and all of that but do you love the smell enough to drink it up? That’s a weird question, I know. Let me explain, I like to have a nice cup of tea quite often. While coffee is my daily choice, I like to have a cup of tea in the afternoon and some times instead of my morning coffee. That being said, I’m a huge fan of Adagio Teas because they have many varieties and you can make custom blends. They also have some great rewards and aren’t too expensive. I started thinking of blends I could make with the tea-drinking horseman in mind…that was until I discovered a tea that was like drinking the barn. It’s called Pu Erh Poe. It even mentions the aroma and tastes being reminiscent of a barn. I was automatically intrigued and a little nervous to try it. Do I really want to drink the barn? Yes, yes, I do.
I tried it and followed a few recommendations to do a quick 30 second rinse of the leaves. Then I sniffed it and was pleasantly surprised to indeed recognize the soft, comforting smell of the barn. I hesitated, then took a small sip of the tea half expecting it to taste like manure or something. It was smooth. It was light. It was indeed the barn in a warm cup of tea. I loved it. Try it, you may like it too. I think you will at least be surprised how it really does smell and taste like every horseman’s home-away-from-home.
I’ve also managed to paint a couple of signs. I felt Todd and I really needed something custom for our new life together, so I painted this little family sign. It turned out well and is now hanging above our kitchen sink in Point. The other sign was a new model of the “love is all-around” sign. I think my signs are continuing to improve and I’m having a hard time deciding if I want to put this one up for sale! I love it so much!