Tea, just drink it.

Badearke By Badearke, 6th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/28le8jtb/
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My thoughts on my favourite hot drink, and why I think it should be yours!

Tea saves the day!

I’ve had a bad day; I get in, and the first thing I do it pop the kettle on, get my favourite mug out and have a nice cuppa tea. And this got me thinking; is tea the righter of all wrongs? Could tea solve the world’s ills? Well, probably not. But it can lighten the load a bit. If I’m struggling with an assignment, tea will make it better. First thing in the morning? Tea’s there to wake you up. Now, possibly I need some kind of tea-based intervention, but I’m certain I’m on to something here; tea is a force for good!

Tea for me and tea for you, and for you, and...

Think about this; tea is a very individual drink. In the morning I have it with milk, one sugar. But my aunt has it black with a slice of lemon, and my friend goes for a classy cup of lapsang souchong, while my mother likes a citrus chai with honey. A cup of tea can tell you a lot about a person, and it’s often a great way to get to know someone; you’re meeting someone for the first time, you ask them ‘I’m making a tea, do you want one?’, and from there the conversation flows (at least, mine always seem to. This may explain my lack of friends...). So no two teas are the same, is what I’m saying. More than this, every tea is a different moment in time, a different person and a different situation. They’re special.

Tea, glorious tea!

Here’s an interesting fact (ok, I’ll be honest, here’s a fact. I won’t pretend anyone but me finds it interesting); 165,000,000 cups of tea are drunk every day. And that’s just in the UK. That fascinating fact brought to you from the UK Tea Council. That’s right, we have a TEA COUNCIL. Isn’t that great? Sometimes it’s no wonder everyone thinks we Brits all wear bowler hats and drink tea all day, because that’s at least half true, possibly more than half in some places. But I digress; tea is a natural pick me up and, what's more, goes very well with a range of biscuits and cakes. It's not too posh (unless you want it to be) and you could drink it every day if you're a commited teaholic. So here's my message; drink tea, drink it with friends, with family, when you're happy, when you're sad.... just drink it!

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Britain, Cup, Drink, Friends, Happiness, Hot Drink, Relax, Stereotypes, Talk, Tea

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author avatar Badearke
I'm a student, but I've got a fair bit of life experience... I think. I love art, photography, cooking and way more cups of tea than are healthy for me.

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author avatar Retired
8th Feb 2011 (#)

Very nice work.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
11th Feb 2011 (#)

Excellent, thank you very much.

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author avatar Denise O
16th Feb 2011 (#)

Actually, I find it very interesting that many folks in the UK drink that many cups. I am curious how many of us American southern folks drink. As we do love our sweet iced tea, it is a staple here. I also like hot tea in the morning. I don't really like green tea but, I drink a concoction every day, for my health. Good read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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