In my first post, I explained to you why I’m so passionate about tea. But as autumn settles in and I find myself craving hot drinks even more than usual, I’ve started thinking more about the role tea plays in our life. I’m probably biased, but I really do think that no other drink in the world has such an important and universal role, across cultures and countries.
So, why do we have a cuppa?
- Baby, it’s cold outside
- When we have a cold
3. When we wake up and there is nothing like an English Breakfast
4. Because it’s bed time and a chamomile tea will help you sleep
- Mid-morning and mid-afternoon, as it’s the perfect excuse for a break
- When we’re sad
- When the stress is getting to us
- When we’re happy
- When we want to celebrate, few things are better than afternoon tea
- When someone else is sad, you offer them a cup of tea
- Because boiling the kettle brings us together to chat
- If our tummies are upset, a mint tea can do wonders
- When we have guests and we’d like to offer them something
- If the gardener, plumber or builder has been working hard and you want to reward them and give them a break
- Nothing says walk around town to see the shops then with a cup of tea in your hand
- When a herbal remedy can help heal your body – like strawberry leaf tea can aid reduce stomach acid
- Because it’s cosy to hold a warm cup and drink your favourite tea.
Can you think of more reasons? Write a comment and I’ll add them to the list! With all the opportunities I listed above, you’d be surprised to learn I do anything apart from drinking tea all day! I do, I just know that tea is my reliable companion.
When do you drink it?