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To tea, or not to tea – that dear friends, is a laughable question. The answer is always yes, more tea please. Because what’s not to love about this beautiful brew?
For starters, have you noticed how everybody seems to get oolong better and better over steaming cups of fragrant tea?
Second, all teas, they smell so good. It’s almost like they have pheromones. And everyone knows pheromones are irresistible.
Plus they’re warm, wonderful companions. They maintain a companiable silence when you’re cradling a book, they cheer you up in the mornings, and when you need to just unwind, they’re all about making sure you relax. Such selflessness, it breaks your heart, doesn’t it?
Bonus: they play super nice when you are entertaining friends or family too. More the merrier they always say, making sure that everyone is always smiling at the end of a chai session.
And this is true of every single variant that you can think of – virgin white, long leaf green, Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Rose Hip, Saffron Kahwa, Matcha, Chamomile, Jasmine, Peppermint… the list goes on an on, and they’re all delightful. And always around in their multitude to make sure you’re never bored.
Plus drinking tea is actually super healthy! Green Tea for instance is packed with antioxidants and boost metabolism, almost all teas keep you hydrated since they’re 90 percent water, a spiced chai with some holy basil thrown in is even more delicious when you’re battling a cold, and most teas relax you and help you sleep better at night. Sweet!
To this writer, tea-time is me-time. A time to relax, unwind and just take the time out to smell the flowers. Besides the fragrant aromas swirling upwards from her steaming cuppa of course.
Which only means that while you can’t buy happiness, you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing.
In closing therefore, one last confession: “Dear Tea, to me, you’re like a hug in a cup.”
With love (what else could there be?)
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Written byNisha Ravi
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