My love affair with tea didn’t start until I was well into my twenties for I didn’t grow up drinking tea. By the time I left home at twenty-three I had had the odd cup of masala chai (Indian tea) but that was about it. It wasn’t until I shared a flat with a tea drinker in London that I started to really get into tea. Now many many years later I would say my day is not complete without at least one cup of tea.
Reasons to love tea;
→It tastes delish.
→It leaves me feeling hydrated and refreshed.
→According to those who know, tea improves my well being because it is full of catechins that’s antioxidants to you and I.
→I am a routine person and my two plus cups of green tea in the morning provide the stability I need to get my day started.
→It is the best non alcoholic accompaniment to have over a chat with the bestie.
→After a crappy day there is nothing more comforting than wrapping myself up in my doona and having a cup of tea to restore calm back into my equilibrium.
→It is universally available, no matter where you are in the world you can always get a cup of tea.
→The different varieties. Whilst these days at home I’m generally a green, rooibos or peppermint tea girl, I do love going to high tea as I get to experience different flavours (recently tasted and enjoyed – ginger and licorice).
→It makes me nostalgic,when I’m in a reflective mood like I was this morning I think of other ‘tea’ moments like when the aforementioned flat mate tea drinker dragged me across the road in our pajamas and winter coats to drink tea at Lancaster Gate Hotel or how when a close friend is in town from Hong Kong it has become our tradition to go to high tea at one of London’s swanky hotels.
→With so many funky tea sets/teapots around they become another accessory we girlies can collect.
I ♥ tea – how about you ? Love it or loathe it. Let me know in comments.