Not just “a cup of tea”

A cup of tea isn’t just a cup of tea.

A cup of tea is a meditation, a ceremony, a calming of the soul.  To prepare a cup of tea is a ritual when done with intention.  Choose the tea you will enjoy from both a flavor and a health perspective and prepare it with love.

Begin the journey by choosing a premium loose leaf tea which is healthier and more flavorful.  Next select a mug or cup that feels special in your hands, set a strainer or diy teabag in place and add the amount of tea leaves that will give you the flavor you enjoy.  Add the water and let it steep to it’s perfect flavor.  Savor.

When I pick up one of my special mugs it signals my mind to slow down, stop multitasking and prepare to enjoy a period of time where I can totally focus on the experience of choosing, preparing, steeping and enjoying sipping a cup of tea.

If I want to slow down and stop my frantic day and my frantic mind, I stop and prepare a cup of tea.  I can simply enjoy drinking the tea silently, looking at nature, closing my eyes, or it can be the companion to my time reading a book, enjoying a treat, or chatting with a friend.

For me my cup of tea is a meditation.  A meditation that I treat myself to several times every day.  I deserve it.  I know it’s good for my health, physically and mentally, and for my soul.  I take the time to choose a tea that my body needs at that time, properly prepare the tea, inhale the aroma, look at the tea leaves and sip the tea, holding it in my mouth for a few seconds to thoroughly enjoy the moment.

It may be a small thing to some, but to me it’s caring for myself.  Something I need and deserve.  It helps my mind become clearer and more alert, my body to heal and have more energy and requires just a few moments to accomplish all that.

In my Tea Room I offer a variety of over 100 loose leaf teas that I have selected from around the world.  My passion is to share my knowledge of tea, it’s health benefits, how to pair it with different foods, how to use tea as a culinary ingredient and so much more.  Oh, and let’s not forget, how to enjoy that cuppa.

There is much more to tea than just a beverage and I would love to share what I’ve learned and experienced with you.

Cheers to a cuppa!

Lady Kelly

 

6 Responses

  1. Gretchen
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    Hi Kelly. What a great blog. I am thinking of you as I drink my tea, in my special mug, right now. xxx Gretchen

    • admin
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      I’m glad you like it. I would love any feedback you have to offer.

  2. Bridget
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    Hi Kelly, I love this post! Three years ago, I committed to a healthy dietary lifestyle. I created a green tea ritual of my own to savour the many pots of loose leaf green tea I drink. I found the ritual to be a healthful, enjoyable way to replace unhealthy habits. Thanks for the inspiration, and best wishes 🙂 Bridget

    • admin
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      I’m so glad this post resonated with you. Tea is such a healthy beverage and I’m enjoying using this platform to share all of my tea knowledge with other tea appreciators. I would love it if you would go to my Blog and give me your feedback about it’s appearance, quality, ease of use, etc.

  3. Chrys
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    Love your site. Can’t wait to enroll in your classesHave learned a lot already .

    • admin
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      Thank you for the feedback. Keep watching for new classes.