Somehow I Ended Up With A Different Tea From Each Relationship

Somehow I Ended Up With A Different Tea From Each Relationship

Evidently, the way to my heart is through tea.
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I'll preface this by attempting to convey just how extensive a collection of teas I possess.

I despise monotony. I love to have a wide variety of teas at my disposal so I can select from an array of different options, depending on my mood.

Thus, I have boxes and boxes of cheap tea bags. There are black teas and green teas and herbal teas. Whimsical chais and strong Earl Greys for socializing or watching movies. Lemon-gingers and spicy echinacea blends for when I'm feeling sick or soothing a sore throat. Fruity strong teas with raspberry or lemon for focus while reading or writing. Light, refreshing jasmines and greens with peach or mango or apricot for when I need to calm down and relax.

A few nice loose leaf blends have also made their way into my collection. One is a souvenir from a historic house, another is an experiment I purchased at the grocery store to practice brewing with a diffuser. But several were given to me by friends, or more-than-friends, and these are the teas that have the most interesting stories behind them.

The first is a chai green which was given to me by a dear friend last summer. We met through our summer job and ended up spending a lot of time together and becoming close friends. Early in our friendship, he picked up on the fact that I am a passionate tea lover. So before we went our separate ways, he gave me a lovely little sample of some delicious chai green that he'd bought especially for me at a tea shop when he'd gone home one weekend.

Even though we were never more than friends, I still have the rest of the chai he gave me, and it still reminds me of the happy times we spent together that summer.

Next to his chai, I have another little bag of loose leaf that I picked up the same summer, from a different connection with a different guy. This fruity white tea came from a tea shop in the little town where I lived for my summer job, and it turned out that the lady who owned the shop was the mother of a boy that took me on a few dates that August. Even though this brief relationship ended within a month, that bag of tea I bought from his mother is still in my collection.

To solidify this trend of teas connected to boys, my most recent love interest and I bonded over our mutual love for tea. He bought me a few different boxes of tea bags—a caramel chai black tea for one night when I was feeling down, an herbal echinacea tea for the week I got sick with a bad cold. But then, he gave me a very nice loose leaf tea sampler for Christmas—far nice than I knew what to do with.

We shared many a cup of this high-end tea over the span of our time together, and now I have three tea tins' worth of memories from this boyfriend to add to my collection of relationship-teas.

Evidently, the way to my heart is through tea. Potential friends and suitors, take note.

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Lopes, Your New GCBC Order Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If your zodiac sign can predict your future, why not your GCBC order?

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For any student at Grand Canyon University, GCBC is a staple in the everyday routine. From signature drinks to infused Stampedes, everyone always seems to have their go-to drink! But, how do you choose from the plethora of options? Why not let your zodiac sign decide for you?

1. Aries - Strawberry Stampede

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Aries are known to be full of life and very high energy. With a curious mind, a Stampede is the way to go! GCU's very own energy drink, Stampede, is a very popular pick on campus. But with the multitude of flavor options, curiosity can take over until you try every flavor! For a sweet, but hyper personality, the sweet but high energy beverage is a perfect choice for an Aries!

2. Taurus - Hot Green Tea

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A calming drink for the peaceful personality? Taurus's are known to be patient, careful and calm. Therefore, a natural relaxer is a hot beverage and green tea is known to soothe and allow you to unwind and calm down making this the ideal beverage for a classic Taurus with a busy schedule.

3. Gemini - The Haboob

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The Haboob is a mixture of vanilla and hazelnut with a caramel drizzle and a sprinkle of cinnamon. An adventurous, but delicious combination. Gemini's are known for being very adventurous and original, which is why the Gemini can't go for something simple like a chai tea or an iced coffee. The complexity and uniqueness of The Haboob is sure to be a staple in the Gemini's life.

4. Cancer - Vanilla Latte

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Cancers: loyal, dedicated, and nurturing. They are usually the "mom" friend, the social butterflies, and the hopeless romantics. Known to always have your back, Cancers need a drink that will also always have their back. A classic, something that will never let them down. That's when the vanilla latte comes in. A go to drink that you can never go wrong with.

5. Leo - The Avalanche

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Leo's are known as the lion sign. A sign that represents power, pride, and leadership. A person with power deserves a drink that is just as in charge as they are. The Avalanche is that drink. A dirty chai with a white chocolate twist is a drink that definitely packs a punch.

6. Virgo - The Beesting

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The Beesting is a sweet mixture of honey, coconut, and cinnamon that is perfect for the mild mannered Virgo. This zodiac sign is known to be dedicated and hardworking, two things that most college students try their hardest to be during the semester so by getting the Beesting, not only will you be caffeinated to finish your homework, but also enjoy a sweet treat while you're at it.

7. Libra - Caramel Monsoon

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Libras are the sign of the scales. A sign that is in constant need of balance. So, why not go for a drink that is the perfect combination of caramel and chocolate. Not too sweet, not too bitter, the Caramel Monsoon will balance out all your coffee needs. For someone who loves coffee or just started drinking it, this drink is a guaranteed pick every time due to its lovable qualities, just like a Libra.

8. Scorpio - Coco-Mocha

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Coconut and chocolate. To some, this may sound like the best combination. To others, this may be a little too adventurous. For Scorpios, the fearless sign, this drink is right up their alley. Scorpios strive for individuality and one of the most original drinks GCBC has is the Coco-Mocha. A tasty, complex drink that will satisfy the cravings of a Scorpio but is still original an more unique than the average espresso drink.

9. Sagittarius - Any of GCBC's smoothies

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Sagittarius's are described as honest, optimistic, enthusiastic and encouraging. They are the people that when you are with them, it is like a breath of fresh air. Refreshing and exactly what you needed in the moment. That is why a GCBC smoothie is exactly the drink for you. They aren't the usual pick at a coffee place, but you know exactly what you are getting with a smoothie. Sweet, healthy choices that will make you feel better, like a Sagittarius.

10. Capricorn - Cold Brew on tap

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Cold brew is one of those drinks that you have to be either a coffee connoisseur, overwhelmed by all the work you have to do, or like a very successful businessperson to enjoy. Capricorns are, most of the time, one, if not all, of those things. Known to be the hard workers and the planners, Capricorns need the high amount of caffeine to continue to get their to-do list done!

11. Aquarius - Hot cocoa

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Known to be shy personalities or eccentric friends, Aquarius's can described as cute and fair-minded. They are the feel good people placed in your life. And... the feel good drink that you need in your life? Hot cocoa. Enough said.

12.  Pisces - Stampede

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A daydreamer? Happy? Vibrant? That would be a Pisces. These artistic signs are known for their bright personalities and emotional connections. At GCBC, nothing gets brighter than a Stampede. While any flavor will do, the Blueberry flavor or Thunder's signature drink "Blue Thunder" can be seen all the way across campus! For a colorful Pisces, a Stampede should always be their go-to drink!

While your star sign can be fun and maybe even a little freaky, realistically, you can pick any GCBC drink that fits your palette. Hopefully, you did find a new suggestion or a new obsession and maybe, it fits your personality!

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