What is your favorite way to recharge when you feel drained of energy? I like to enjoy a cup of tea. I know some of you are thinking, “Yes! A caffeine pick me up.” This isn’t necessarily untrue, but how my energy is recharged through a cup of tea is more powerful than any drug.
It is the ritual of brewing tea that invokes all of the senses and forces you be present in the moment. I enjoy looking over my collection of tea with the brightly colored wrappings or beautiful designs on the box or tins. As I listen for my hot water kettle to reach a boil, I read the eloquent words the tea master uses to describe the flavors from the blend of tea leaves and herbs and dream about the far off places these plants came from. Selecting my favorite tea cup can be as comforting as a favorite pair of slippers, or exotic like a new pair of shoes. When the water is hot and poured over the tea the air is filled with steam and creates a moment of aromatherapy. Then the cup is covered while it brews and I imagine all of the goodness of the healthy herbs inside and how they will soon heal my body.
Finally when it has cooled just enough to drink, I sit back, feel the cup warm my hands, breath in the scent, taste the fresh flavors, and for a few moments simply enjoy the simplicity of the world. Tea is a rejuvenating experience like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.
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