Tea of the Day: Strawberry Cream by Teavana
Description: Imagine luscious peaks of whipped cream brightened with slices of ripe strawberries. This rich desert treat is served on a snowy white tea base reminiscent of a delightful, creamy, strawberry dream
Open the bag, very strong strawberry smell. Smells maybe a bit artificial; like strawberries and cream hard candies
Liquor is bright pink in the cup
Smells like strawberry, tastes like hibiscus. Adding sugar brings up the strawberry, but not by a lot
Tea Rating: 2.5/5
A while back, I came across this quote “So the small things came into their own: small acts of helping others, if one could; small ways of making one’s own life better: acts of love, acts of tea, acts of laughter.”
It has been stuck in my mind ever since
What are acts of love? Act of tea? Acts of laughter?
Acts of love, I think are those little things that add up to be more important that you might imagine: cooking their favorite foods, little gifts just because, love notes in unexpected places, walking hand in hand when you go to place together, and so on.
Acts of laughter is another easy one, too. It’s dancing around like you’re five again whilst doing chores, playing games with your loved ones, playing with your fur babies like they’re still puppies or kittens, unabashedly laughing at the silly things in life; just remembering that not everything in life has to be serious.
So, what are acts of tea? If we follow the same logic for the other two, then acts of tea are the other simple acts of life that end up meaning so much. It’s taking time to select good tea (and good food), to prepare it correctly, to enjoy it slowly, savoring each taste and each smell. It’s the “stop and smell the roses” mentality, I think. Acts of tea are reminders that if we rush through life looking at the big picture only, we miss the small things that make life really worth living.
Actually, now that I think of it, this blog is an Act of Tea
Take a moment and think: what Acts of Tea do you have in your life that slip by unnoticed?