Tea of the Day: Lavender Chamomile by Sipping Streams
Description: We can’t resist this blend, it is perfectly soothing with its chamomile and lavender flowers. A wonderful way to end the day, it eases you into a restful state. With the natural, sedative qualities of lavender and chamomile you are sure to get a good nights rest
*NOTE*: I personally am not typically a fan of chamomile tea, so please be aware that the following descriptions and rating may be colored by that fact.
Smells like a flowery sherbert before steeping. Same after, just much stronger.
Liquor is a clear golden yellow in the cup
Sweet and flowery in flavor, even before sugar. As it cools, the tea starts to take on an hereby flavor. A little sugar helps the flavors better blend together.
Tea Rating: 3.5/5
Hindsight is 20/20…except when it isn’t.
Sounds confusing? That’s part of life. But I will endeavour to explain.
When you look back at events, you can easily see where you made a mistake (most of the time.)
Things get a bit more difficult to tease out when you start thinking about how changing a choice you made that did not result in a bad thing and/or ended up being a very good thing.
For example: let’s say you were in a relationship that ended. Maybe it wasn’t your idea, or maybe you were just ready to quit fighting. Regardless, it ended. Some time later, you look at your life and can say with utmost confidence that you are happier now than you were then, and arguably happier than you’ve ever been.
Can you say for certain that if, for some reason, that last relationship had never ended, that you wouldn’t still be happy now?
Oftentimes, the answer is yes!
You are so glad that you’re not still with that person, often because if you were, you would have never have gotten to know the person you’re with now. This is far and away the case with me. My significant other is an amazing person I likely never would have known if my life had not gone the way it did, and even if I had, it would not have been in such a deeply interconnected and emotionally intimate way.
But then there are the times that you just don’t know, or can’t know.
The alternate history concept is its own fiction genre and the subject of many scientific debates and sci-fi shows.
It’s fun to think about, but if you could take a glimpse of that alternate timeline where things worked out a different way, would you really want to?
“Tea with us became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life…. Teaism was Taoism in disguise”. ~Okakura Kakuzō