If you are cold, tea will warm you.
If you are too heated, it will cool you.
If you are depressed, it will cheer you.
If you are excited, it will calm you.
If you ask me what is my current passion, and the answer is tea. I try few different tea in the last month to seek the best tea. I bought 2 different Dilmah variety pack, The Fun Flavours and the more serious flavour. In the fun part, you can have: Vanilla, Caramel, Lemon, Mango and Peach. I found the Vanilla and Caramel have a great taste. And in the more serious part I have, Darjeeling, Ceylon Supreme, English Breakfast, English Afternoon and Earl Grey. But, aside of Earl Grey that have Bergamot oil added, I can’t find what seperate the other 4 from Sariwangi. It is either Sariwangi has a great taste comparable to Dilmah, or well, I don’t have the tongue.
My journey also lead me to more relaxing tea, Chamomile. Differs from other tea that come from tea leaves, Camellia sinensis, Chamomile come from the flower of Chamomile plant, mostly Matricaria recutita. Chamomile tea usually served with honey or lemon, but I feel sugar is enough.
I use tea as a mean to end my addiction to coffee, I always get a caffeine withdrawal every time I don’t drink coffee, usually in weekend, where I have strict no-coffee policy, a policy that I have hard time enforcing because of the migraine. But I ended up enjoying tea as my mean for relaxing. A place to escape harsh routine of wild wild world. A cup of tea is a heaven on earth. While coffee give you sense of alert, a tea give you more relaxing sense.
Smelling tea deeply before drink it become a habit that I develop to calm my nerves, sensing that world is good and everything is under control, and somehow thing will turn out okay.
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Information is taken from Wikipedia, and I hope it is correct. :p