“Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty” – James Norwood Pratt
I am in love with beauty. I love to look for it in the little things and big things, I love admiring it, and I love its many forms. Often, when I am out and about in public and I am idle, I like to observe people and admire their best features. To many, “beauty” might mean an unrealistic standard. But to me it means the sparkle in someone’s eyes, the crooked teeth in a genuine smile, or messy hair at the end of a long day.
The ability to find and appreciate beauty is easy. All you need to do is look around and you’ll find beauty everywhere. Look for it in the little things like the slant of sunrays through the windows, or bigger things like the sunrise or sunset itself. More often than not, you will find that simpler things hold more beauty rather than something extravagant.
Every cup of tea is an amazing, imaginary, heavenly journey!
Hello dear reader. I had a nice little post planned for today since I’m trying to post regularly every week. But sadness related things happened (college coursework) and I am here instead with a little update that I had promised some weeks ago.
Tropical Fruit iced tea
Nothing beats a classic cup of tea.
Hello dear reader, today’s post is going to be short and sweet, but addressing a timeless classic – Earl Grey tea. Possibly the very first tea to have introduced the practice of blending flavours into tea, Earl Grey was brought to Britain from China by an envoy for Lord Charles Grey. Continue reading
Tasting tea is no less complex than tasting wine.
I wish to amass enough variety of teas to one day host a tea tasting party with all of my favourites. And of course, I shall share that experience with you, my dear reader. That day shall come soon, but for now, let us talk about Turkish black tea. As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of my friends gave me a variety of Turkish teas to try out, including this black tea. Continue reading
Anybody can be Sherlock with a cup of tea and John.
Hello dear reader, I may have been gone long, but I haven’t been idle. One of my closest friends gifted me a variety of Turkish teas from Lipton. A couple of herbal teas and fruit teas and some plain black tea. Over time I shall be sampling all of them and sharing my views with you. But for now, we shall tackle the Sage tea. Continue reading
Everything about tea is lovely, from the smell to the colour to the taste.
Hello dear reader. Today, I shall tell you a little something about Orange Pekoe tea. When I first heard about this tea, I thought it was some kind of exotic orange flavoured tea, and when I tasted it, I kept wondering why it did not taste like orange even a little bit. On further investigation, I found out that the name Orange Pekoe has nothing to do with the orange flavour at all. Continue reading
When the soul needs soothing, have a cup of milk tea.
There are times when you feel like nothing is going right, when you feel like the whole world is against you, when you want to have nothing to do with anything, and all for no apparent reason. You feel horrible but you don’t know why. What you actually need at a time like this is good, strong, hearty tea. Milk tea is comfort tea. Personally, I am of the opinion that herbal or green teas are not going to make you feel like somebody is hugging you when you sip them; milk tea is. There is nothing wrong with creamy, sweet, strong tea! I dislike people who think they are intellectually superior just because they have their tea without milk and sugar. And trust me, I know people like that exist. There shall be no tea discrimination on this blog! I believe all teas are equal and that they are wonderful! Continue reading