Drinking a cup of tea for me is more about the mindfulness, contemplation and relaxation than anything else. I recently watched an interview with Oprah and Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk. He explained how the mere act of drinking a cup of tea can help the drinker take time to re-calibrate and be present, something we should all aim to do more of.
- Be aware of your surroundings, listen to the water boiling, see the steam rising, alert your senses.
- Enjoy the water pouring into the pot or cup, watch the water change colour as it infuses the tea leaves, inhale the evolving fragrance of your brew.
- Embrace the warmth of the cup, let it envelope you and relax with it.
- Sip and savour.
- Forget about the past. Forget about the future. Be present ♥