I’m not much into vices, but I do like tea. I’m sensitive to caffeine so I must be cautious about what type I’m drinking and how often. There are many benefits to drinking tea, but when you enjoy the flavor, none of that really matters.
I sometimes go beyond enjoying the flavor. I enjoy the process and the presentation of having a cup of tea: selecting the type, deciding on additives, choosing a cup, choosing how to brew it, letting it steep, deciding what type if any sweetener, and more. Even when I’m in the rear mood for iced tea, I make it meticulously. I even have a monthly meme I write on this blog where I sit down with a topic and sip tea as I write about it. Then when I post what I’ve written, I share a Pinterest image related to tea.
I’m blessed to live in a world with so many varieties of tea, and while it doesn’t have the seemingly magical powers that music has, tea does tend to connect tea drinkers (same goes for coffee drinkers) across racial, cultural, religious, and even national borders…I like tea.
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