Tea!! Such a necessary beverage during morning times and….other times! I mean you may ask any decent (or indecent) tea lover and they would sing praises about the several magical traits of tea. As soon as you wake, after you take care of all your other (ahem) needs, you drag yourself to the kitchen, and put a pan/kettle of water to boil, add some tea leaves, a splash of milk and watch with bleary eyes as the heavenly potion brews. From the first sip, the thick fog of sleepiness lifts from around your brain and by the last sip, you find nirvana.
Now my coffee loving friends would pick up their pitch forks and torches and come after me, but I ask you fine gentle ladies/men, does coffee come in over 3,000 varieties? Does coffee help you wake up on cold mornings AND help you sleep on insomniatic nights? I know! I know! Coffee is so much more fashionable! But why is tea not preferred until it comes in the form of the abomination called “Chai Latte”? It is a herb grown in the hills of Asia and Africa that helps you reduce risks of heart disease and cancer, it even helps in losing weight!
As a new mother to an extremely cantankerous little munchkin, I have first hand experience with the benefits of tea. When my son was born, it turns out, I was ready for everything except him. So, when he kept me up at night, I’d make myself a cup of tea and soothe my racing mind that would be thinking of the most ludicrous reasons for his burps (I once thought he was choking!) and blaming my husband for everything going wrong in my life (one of the reasons was the fact that my husband is a coffee drinker, so obviously he was a deviant!). And so, a cuppa tea became my companion of long not-so-silent nights of feeding-burping-pooping-changing my baby and of course, it made me some really amazing friends (no.. not the imaginary ones). Its safe to say that my kinda tea was pretty famous amongst the ladies of Johannesburg. (And no it wasn’t because we lived in a gated community guarded by armed men and the said ladies could’t escape the onslaught of my kinda tea.)
In short, tea is the most essential part of our day (and nights in some cases). It is your companion on cold and dreary mornings, it lifts your spirits, it helps you find calm and peace and it even makes you friends! It does give you acidity when taken in copious amounts but then name one comfort food or beverage that doesn’t. Ok! Now I am craving me some tea. Toodles!
Very well written …small leaflet of an budding author
Thank you so much Anwar… 😀 😀
Have always been a fan of your pictures, AND your writing, Shruti. Keep ’em coming.
Thank you sooooo much chechi… :* :*
Not a chai lover but craving for one after reading this narrative .. keep writing n clicking 👍
Hey Sonu.. Thank you so much for this comment.. Muaaahhh.. :* :*
Nice thoughts dear Shruti. But I need my tea even before my ‘ahem’ moments. My papa drinks 3 straight cups of tea while he meditates with all his morning newspapers. For me : 4 cups of coffee and 4 cups of Tea per day, nothing less (but more can do in case of motivational needs). Will look forward to your next post.
Hey Parth! Haha.. I can completely relate to you about your dad.. my dad is exactly this way :D.. I also need at least two cups of tea before I feel human again.. 😛 Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.. means a lot!
Shweta Sinhasane Nirmale
Very well written … feeling some connection with your thoughts.. Love for tea ❤️
Hey Shweta.. Thank you so much dear.. Come over to Budapest, we will have a cup of tea together… <3
What a lovely write-up with crisp humour. Loved it Shruti. You are so talented lady! Following you, looking forward to reading you more often. Love, Seema
Heyyy Seema!!! Thank you soooooo much for your words of encouragement.. means so much to me.. :* <3
Seems, Shruti is back ! It’s a good one, I would say (even though many a times I do binge for a Americano) but still I am a TEA person myself. Looking forward to the next article. PS: Also keep ShrutiPhotographia alive, you have now raised the bar so need to keep both the things rocking…
Hey Ashish! Thank you so much for your kind words… I am also looking forward to writing as much as I can… and shruti’s fotografia is going to continue here from now on.. 😁😁 I will be looking forward to sharing a cup of tea with you when you visit us in Budapest..
Tea lover- me too
Haha.. that’s great.. please feel free to drop in for a cup of tea.. 🙂 🙂