I love tea.
I don’t know when this started. But I have loved tea for as far back as I can remember.
It is comforting to me.
My favorite part of the day is my first cup of tea in the morning – especially on mornings when I can really sit and enjoy the cup – not just sip as I dash about getting people out the door.
I love the feeling of that hotness sliding down my throat – and the rich flavors awakening my taste buds.
Tea is soothing when I don’t feel good.
Tea is comfort when I’m sad.
Tea melts stress.
Tea washes away bad feelings.
Did you know that, aside from water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world?
Or that tea has been consumed for over 5,000 years?
And that it is full of antioxidants and is thought to boost your immune system?
All those facts aside, I like to start AND end my day with tea.
A good-sized cup of a strong black tea helps get me going in the morning. I love strong, English teas. (Yorkshire Gold is my favorite)
There’s nothing like a cup of chamomile to wash away the stresses of the day and wind you down for the night. (Xiao’s Blend from Peet’s is my favorite night-time tea)
And, even after my surgery, I’m still loving tea. It took a while to get used to the sugar-free sweeteners in my tea – they affect the taste of the tea differently, but I’m used to it now.
How about you? Are you a tea drinker?