This post starts whith a little piece of the wonderful book P.S. I Love You, by Cecelia Ahern:
“Holly took a sip of her tea. Oh, the wonders of the magical tea, the answer to all of life’s little problems. You have a gossip and you make a cup of tea, you get fired from your job and you have a cup of tea, your husband tells you he has a brain tumor and you have a cup of tea….”
She is an Irish writer, so I suppose that also here people love tea. Maybe an English heritage, I’m not sure. I also love tea. When I was younger, my parents used to make chamomile tea at home. Just after some years I started to try other flavors. But I don’t know a lot of people that really love tea. Most of them prefer coffee or juice or Coke… Maybe because it’s too hot in Brazil most of the time, so it’s not that great thing to drink something hot everyday… If there is somebody that reads this blog and doesn’t like tea, please tell me why!!
Well, the fact is that I really think that a cup of tea can give you some minutes of happiness. Yes, I have this theory about other drinks and food too. Why not? It’s so good when you can bee happy with all these small things… Of course there’s nothing magical in it or you will have no problems after drinking or eating something, but I like the feeling, just that.
So, here I am, at the beginning of my first winter in Europe. It’s really cold outside and I started to drink some cups of tea everyday. A simple cup of tea warms me up. It’s really, really a good feeling. And there is another good thing: I drink less coffee. Mainly at night, when the coffee make you feel sleepless.
My favorite flavor is berry, in general… Raspberry, Strawberry, Loganberry. All mixed work better. One cup in the morning, another one at the nigh. Simply like that.
Maybe you can join me for a cup of tea someday!