In my humble opinion, a cup of tea is more than a warm beverage.
A cup of tea is a ceremony. An invitation to consciously slow down life’s frantic pace.
Boiling water, tempering the pot, steeping the leaves—each step in the tea brewing process requires time. Indeed, preparation and waiting are part of the ceremony of tea.
By taking part in this old-fashioned ritual, we are reminded that not all joys in life are instant and flashy. Some joys are dainty, some are subtle, and some are as fleeting as a dandelion seed twirling away on a gentle summer breeze. Dashing about in the business of busy, we may spot the grandeur of special occasions, but in our haste, we often fail to notice life’s everyday joys.
The dandelion’s floating waltz goes unseen, its simple wonder unfelt.
Today, as an unofficial tea connoisseur, I wish to extend you a simple invitation to set aside your to-do list and embrace the beauty of stillness. Sit, relax, and savor. I know the responsibilities of “real life” await us, but for just an hour, let’s take part in the ceremony of tea. Let’s nourish our souls with wonderment by seeking to notice and appreciate life’s everyday joys!
To start us in this practice, here are 4 Scrumptious Teas Worth Savoring!
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1. Scottish Afternoon / Harney & Sons Fine Teas
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