How to Prepare a Good Cup of Tea

Herbal collection, Union Jack box from Twinings Tea.

The Herbal Collection, Union Jack box from Twinings Tea.

Excuse me if I become quirky in time to time but I am a bit weird. If there are two things of which I can really be accused of to be addict are: to write and to drink tea. What am I going to do? In the end, I am an animal of habits.

In our frenetic daily lifestyle, it is true most of the times we forget about to spend the right time we need for ourselves. Also called Me time, it is a quality, routine or ritual which each individual should adopt for to be sure s/he is disconnecting of everything. Some prefer running, others choose a bath, others prefer meditation and yoga, while others prefer a cup of tea and some good reading. Then, there are several options or different variants about if to light candles or not. In any case, it is the way of to reconnect with ourselves which is cheaper and easy.

Like I am quite strange and kitsch too. I found this BFI video about how to prepare tea deliciously amusing. It is right we can learn about history despite it is clear it can become a bit… Well, updated. To start, in our days, tea can be bottled up and it is not necessary to prepare it at the moment we want to enjoy it. Also, it is true we do not need anymore those sort of huge tea tanks instructions for to attend people at war, canteens or things like that. But it is real “tea leaves are a sensible plant” and that should not be stored near certain other smelly things like spices, cheese and disinfectant. Well, at least you are some sort of fan of the experimental cuisine and you would like to invent something totally radical and new. Personally, I think some good black teas will marriage well with a bit of pepper, cinnamon or anise. Still, this is a matter of tastes, of course.

Now that you have seen a historical class of how to prepare tea. Which sort of blends are your favourite ones? It is not necessary to be tea, properly saying, if not some herbal infusions can help you with your daily rituals.

I hope you will decide to start this year dedicating more time for yourselves and having more Me time. Enjoy.