An exciting new day awaits the moment I woke up from bed. But today seemed rather different to my usual routine. The rainy and cloudy weather made me feel even more sleepy. It was one of those days where I just wanted to stay and curl up in bed and just read Archie comics for the whole day. I didn’t even feel like making loose leaf tea (Gasp!!! did I just say that?)
Living in a hectic and hasty environment, where we want things to be done NOW NOW ( like zapping food into the microwave). This sometimes leaves me with very little time to slow down and appreciate the simple things that are right in front of me, but still fail to see.
One of the many ways I like to enjoy the simple moments in life is to have tea.
Whether it be early in the morning, afternoon, evening.
It can be enjoyed in solitude.
or in the presence of family and friends.
There’s just something about preparing tea, whether it be using a tea bag or my favorite loose leaf tea 🙂, which gives a sense of relaxation before the tea is finally made.
- To be able to notice the colour change (depending how to strong you like your brew).
- The distinct shape of the leaves
- The aroma (especially the herbal and fruit infusions)
A warm and hearty brew that literally gives me peace of mind.
Even though black, green white, etc require different preparation and brewing , I mostly enjoy drinking tea straight, or have a dash of milk with English/ Irish Breakfast tea.
And that’s quite simple.
The moment it is ready. I can sit back and relax, read a book, blog, do whatever.
Because at the end of the day, taking the time stop and be grateful for the small things in life does count, and it gives me a reason to go through my day with a smile.