Enjoy your teatime

Published 7:00 am Thursday, November 19, 2015

While teatime is often considered a British tradition, I’ve welcomed it as my own. I consider myself a tea connoisseur. Currently, I have an assortment of tea bags varying from chamomile to Earl Grey inside my kitchen drawer. While I would love a chance to sit down in my couch and enjoy teatime properly with a warm cup of chai and scones, my hectic schedule doesn’t allow me the opportunity to enjoy one of my favorite relaxing pastimes.

Teas are often linked to relaxation, which is one of the reasons I try to drink it every day before or after a long workday. Many people often rely on prescription medication nowadays to help them cope with anxiety and stress. However, the best way to relax is to find an activity you enjoy.

While many of you may not be avid tea drinkers, we all have an activity that helps us relax. Whether it’s working out at the gym, curling up with a good book or drinking tea, we all need to find our own way of relaxing and enjoying the moment.

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This past weekend, I chose to take time out of my busy schedule to enjoy my favorite relaxing pastime with my mom at a nearby teahouse that offers an array of black, green and white teas. During our visit, we chose to get the Mr. Darcy tea that includes cocoa bits, rose petals and dried strawberries.

It was such a relaxing experience. I could drink my tea in peace without having to worry about rushing around in my apartment to get ready for work.

While I accept the fact that I won’t be able to enjoy teatime every day, I look forward to the opportunities when I’ll get the chance to sit back and sip chai without the worry of the world hanging over my shoulders.