When I was a young girl I became obsessed with a newly published book, Understanding Affinity by Blood Type, by Nomi Masahiko (Japanese title Ketsueki-gata de Wakaru Aisho). It’s fabulous in the English translation, though honestly to really appreciate it should be read in the original Japanese. Side note: I actually only read books in their original language, I think that gives me a better grasp of what the author wants to say.
To me, Nomi’s explanation that blood type (much like astrological sign) determined personality came as no surprise. I was already well aware that the blood coursing through my veins made me different from so many of the other kids in the third grade- it was just reading it in a published document that finally made me understand why.
As an O, I’m a natural born leader and social butterfly, two amazing traits that have gotten me so far in life now BUT that I think were incredibly enviable in my youth. You see, kids and teachers alike immediately recognized my talent and so I was often ostracized, kicked, spit on, called a creepy stalker, locked in the broom closet, etc. I know it may sound tame, but for a girl of only nine, third grade was a hard year for me.
Last week I reread Nomi’s work (actually in the Taiwanese translation, I was curious about word choice) and was absolutely inspired to do a blog post about blood type. So, without further ado, here is the Desgeulasse guide to what you should be drinking according to your blood type!
Like me, you are a go getter and will stop at nothing to achieve your dreams. You are really beautiful and amazing in all ways.
An O deserves a hot cup of herbal tea at the end of the day well done (try one of our Spice Drawer Tea recipes). Taking time to steep a tea helps give us O blood types a moment to reflect and be proud of our many achievements. Add a half cup of Aquavit or Vodka to your brew if you did anything extra significant (honestly, this is pretty much every day for me)!
Though more reserved and cautious than most, you are a calm and sweet personality type.
Mix up a batch of Rum Lemonade and kick off your shoes! The yummy lemonade highlights your sweet and gentle side, while the six shots of Rum per glass reminds all you A blood types that it’s okay to throw caution to the wind every once in a while. This is actually a special recipe by Primrose- it’s one of her favorite breakfast treats.
You are a bit of a wild child and have no time to heed the rules. You can be selfish but passionate. Even though A won’t tell me his blood type, I think A might just be a B!
Try carrying around a flask of Bourbon- it’s what A does. The flask is the perfect way to get your drink on without alerting the authorities to what you’re actually doing. And the curved back makes it easy to carry in the pocket- take it on a drive, hike, grocery shop, you name it!
As an AB, you are rational and can work well under pressure. At times people find you a bit judgmental- though you are generally well liked.
Pour yourself a glass of Malbec at the end of every day and cheers to a job well done as an AB. You see, Malbec balances out the AB personality thanks to the mix of fruity flavors (like raspberry and blackberry) with the contrasting undertones (like leather and tobacco). Plus, the actual act of uncorking a pressurized bottle of wine is a psychological reminder to an AB to sit back and relax.