Wednesday, April 28, 2010
There are times in life, memories, that you cherish like your finest possessions. Some of life's best moments are spent with family and friends, spending time together, sharing meals. Other little gifts in life are those rare moments when we are alone. When these moments come to me I choose to make the most of them.
Having a family, running a business and maintaining a household, doesn't leave much "me" time. Which is why I try and use these opportunities to replenish my soul. One of the best rejuvenations I can share with you is my tea time... here is my recipe for,
"TEA TIME FOR ONE"
This is a ritual that can be performed anywhere at anytime, only your mind can limit your escape.
Boil 3 cups of water
Steep your favorite tea for 2minutes in water.
TEA SUGGESTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MORNING: BLACK TEA WITH CREAM OR LEMON AND HONEY
AFTERNOON: ICED GREEN TEA
ANTI-OXIDANT BOOST: BLUEBERRY OR POMEGRANATE
FAT BURNING: When creamer coagulates in hot tea, it is evidence of the natural fat burning affects. Best fat fighter hot or cold is GREEN TEA.
While the tea is steeping, whether it is in your favorite tea pot, like mine at the lake house or if it's a to go cup from your favorite coffee house, "Stop and smell the teapot."
Let your mind escape but not too far... only escape as far as that second in time. That's right, escape to the present moment you are in. Smell the tea in the air? Can you hear the birds chirping or the crickets in the distance? Empty your mind of all of your worries, you can bet they will wait patiently while you take a time out, just breathe.
Now remove the tea bags and add your favorite condiments, if you must, then sit back and enjoy the alone time while you feel the tea warm you all the way down.