I think I’ll be a happier, healthier, wealthier person if I can manage to kick my morning Americano habit. $2.38/day * 7 (yeah, 7) days a week * 52 weeks a year = $866.32. Not including the change I reserve for tips. That’s too much. I’m embarrassed by it, and I’m not quite sure how it came to this. Please don’t judge me.
Tea will be cheaper. Even though I have pretty expensive taste in tea, it goes a long way… Really, anything I make for myself will be considerably cheaper. I think I’m going to start this week, too. I’m not going to put myself through the misery of quitting caffeine altogether because, frankly, I like caffeinated beverages (espresso, green tea), and I don’t like their decaffeinated counterparts. If, eventually, I didn’t need it every day though, that would be good.
Anyway, today I was at the Whole Foods on First and University, looking for my favorite tea — jasmine pearl (I know, it’s kind of fake sissy tea, but I love it). They didn’t have it anywhere. They have tea in three different places, too — there is a section for herbal teas that are marketed medicinally, a section for standard teas (in bags and loose-leaf, but packaged nonetheless), and, a whole new section, underneath the bulk coffee, for bulk loose-leaf teas. I swear every time I go into that store, they’ve moved my tea somewhere. And today, very sadly, they didn’t have it at all.
BUT they did have my soap: Sappo Hill’s fragrance-free oatmeal soap. Another Whole Foods had said earlier this week that the store stopped carrying it because of some color ingredient. Strangely, this soap is also color-free, so I think maybe they were just out of it? Anyway, I left the store half-happy, which is fine, and saved money by ordering the tea online anyway.