If you've been around this space for a while, you know this already... I'm out-and-out a tea person!
Here are a few ways in which tea plays an important role in my life.
- It gives me that much needed mental "kick" when my mind feels sleepy and sluggish.
- If it's well-made, then it's a perfect mood up-lifter for me. It makes me feel like my purpose in life has been achieved. Full contentment.
- An occasional, odd-timed, after-lunch cup of tea is a special "bonding ritual" for my sister and me.
- Similarly, an occasional, odd-timed, midnight cup of tea, along with snacks from the office cafeteria, were a special "bonding ritual" between my old flatmate and me in Noida (when we used to work night shifts).
- Tea is also Dad's way of making up with me after a fight.
We don't have the milky Indian tea though. We prefer liquor tea. It was quite a coincidence really. My Dad is the only member of his family who took liquor tea. And he got married to my mom, who came from a family where they had liquor tea too!
Having tea together has been a part of our daily morning ritual forever. Here's a picture of it - Tea & Toast!: Photo A Day - Morning Ritual.
We even have halwa with tea and paapad! Here, check this out - Photo A Day: Delicious.
By the way, we also had those quaint English tea sets earlier, like the kind in the picture above, complete with the spout and even the tea-cozies! They're not "transportation friendly" though (the spout and handles break very easily), so we gave them away when we were relocating.
Tea is like a sacred ritual for me, in fact... more meaningful than going to a place of worship.
Do you think I'm crazy?
What's you favorite hot drink anyway?
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