As I was sitting here this afternoon enjoying a wonderful cup of our Signature Blend I became curious; what is it about tea that becomes so calming? What is it about taking a sip of tea that allows for instant relaxation? No matter what is going on, where you are, or what you are doing, take a sip of tea – Everything instantly comes to a stand still and a sense of calm takes over. It is one of the best feelings that can be experienced.
What is it about tea that gives this feeling? Is it the ritual of boiling the kettle, brewing up the leaves, and finally, when it is perfect, drinking the tea? Maybe it is simply just the properties of tea that allow for the sense of calm. I believe it could also be because it allows an “escape” from the world for just a little bit.
Some of my favorite moments that I have (with or without friends) are over a cup of tea. Just the simple act of sitting down and taking a moment to to sip your tea allows you a moment to treat yourself. It’s almost as if after that first sip of tea you are forced by the mere calmness of that sip to either stop what you are doing and continue to enjoy the cuppa OR if you are already enjoying the moment it adds to whatever sense of calm you are already enjoying.
To be able to share this moment with a friend is one of the most magical things and deepens a bond of friendship. I find that tea will not only solve any problem, but will also allow the drinkers to delve into deeper topics and really discover a good friendship. Bonding over a cup of tea allows for an easy calmness that is hard to replicate in other situations.
This is part of what I LOVE about Tea. I think that drinking a cup of tea forces you to take a step back and treat yourself. Have you ever tried to drink a cup of tea and continue to stay in whatever you are doing at that time? To continue to do your work or handle the busy-ness that is life while drinking a cup of tea? It is very hard to a)stay in the moment of what other things that you are doing and b)feel anything other than relax and content after starting to drink a cup of tea.
What do you love about tea? Have you experienced any of these feelings while drinking your tea? I would love to hear your thoughts!