Those of us who participate in Gong Fu cha or similar type methods of drinking tea, know we often need a solid hour or more close to our tea gear, with hopefully minimal distractions to drink our tea. As such we tend to create a schedule where we insert those blocks into our day and stick to them. The problem though is a changing schedule. My regular tea drinking schedule has been thrown for a bit of a loop lately with the weekends being just about the only reliable time to enjoy drinking tea.
My schedule has always been to enjoy tea shortly after dinner or shortly before depending on the time I could get back to my place. This would energize me for the evenings and allow me to tackle my work in the evening, but have the caffeine wear off enough by the time I would need to go to bed. Worse now is Monday through Thursday I have evening classes and often do not get home till 6:30 and its often at least an hour later or more by the time I finish dinner and could start to be ready for tea. Even worse is on most nights I need to head to bed earlier than usual as I need to make sure I am awake an aware to teach morning classes.
So this major shift in my schedule has left me in a bit of a pickle when trying to decide how to fit tea into most of my days. Now that I am a bit more used to my schedule I will try and resume posting regularly, the cold I have had for the last week certainly isn't helping either.