Right from the hands of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland to Professor Trelawney's divination class and into everyone's daily life, tea has made an appearance everywhere.
Tom Hanks, David Beckham, Pamela Anderson. These are only a few names off the long list of people who have a liking to tea.
But did you ever wonder why so many people prefer tea?
Let me tell you why.
It's because tea is not just merely a drink or a refreshment it's so much more than that.
Drinking tea is your chance to slow down in this fast-paced life. It gives you an opportunity to slow down, take a step back and absorb everything going on around you so that you can analyze it peacefully and take the next step. Pressing pause on life and letting our minds dial down the chaos to think and rejuvenate.
This is called MINDFUL TEA.
I know, all this might sound like a myth from a classic fairytale but there has been a lot of research and it has been scientifically proven that mindful tea can have an impact on the quality of life.
It helps you calm down in the times of panic, make you more productive and creative, make you more alert, make you more content and help you stay focused.
The flavor of tea you use, the method of making tea, the time and place you choose to drink tea in, and the way you drink tea can have a great impact on your life.
The Buddhist monks have given us knowledge that is beyond our bounds. They have taught us the most valuable lessons to attain inner peace and lead a Zen life. Jay Shetty, a former monk, is a living example of that. The Buddhist monks are the ones who introduced the world to mindful tea.
It all started when a Buddhist monk named Shan Daokai, a famous monk of the East jinn dynasty, started taking tea during meditation to get rid of the fatigue and sleepiness and since then mindful tea has been an important aspect of every monk's daily routine to attain calm and inner peace.
Today, so many people across the world have started practicing the art of mindful tea in the search of those Zen moments. Tea ceremonies are a great example of it. They are majorly practiced across East Asia by Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. The core motto of these tea ceremonies is, " we must embrace in order to achieve." These tea ceremonies create a great opportunity to back down and embrace the surroundings and let the mind think peacefully. Companies like Google and Apple in New Zealand are conducting mindfulness training for their people.
Let's take a look at,
How to pace down in life with the help of " The art of Mindful Tea."
It takes 6 important steps to make your tea mindful.
① Choose your favorite flavors of tea leaves
There is a wide range of variety when it comes to tea leaves.
You have Green tea, black tea, oolong, white tea, masala chai, Earl Grey, matcha, and so on. The list is never-ending.
Choose the flavor best for the occasion. May it be to escape the chaos of a stressful world, or to become healthier than yesterday, or to unbound your mind to think clearly, or to just treat yourself with your favorite flavor of tea because you deserve it.
So, know your preference just like Daniel Craig well known for playing the role of the 007, James Bond, prefers Earl grey and the beloved Jung-kook from the boy band BTS, though loves banana milk, when it comes to tea prefers the matcha green tea latte.
② Embrace the aroma
Take in the smell of the tea leaves. Let your mind notice it. Breath in the aroma through your nose and recognize the flavor of the tea leaves.
③ Take in the moment
Now all you got to do is add some water to the tea leaves and start boiling. Observe the water boiling up. Take in the warmth. Listen to the water bubbling. Stay in the present and free your mind.
Tip: You can use a tea infuser. The tea infuser will trap the tea leaves in it and ensures that they are not floating around in the tea. It would make it a little easier and a little less messy. You can try our tea infuser. They are available on our website.
④ Watch as it brews!
As the tea brews, watch how the color of the tea leaves change. Clearwater taking up the color of the tea leaves. Observe the tea leaves trying to camouflage, changing their shape, unfurling in the warmth of the water. Put a pause on the train of thoughts lost on tracks that are wandering in your mind and just live in the moment.
Add sugar or honey or just let it be. It all depends on your preference.
⑤ Engulf the warmth
Once you are done brewing, take the tea in a cup. Bring the cup to your nose and take in the aroma. Inhale the warmth and the aroma and let it spread throughout your body, mind, and soul! Breathe in while you sip at your tea and exhale as you move your cup away. Notice your breath. Breathe in slowly and savor the taste. Experience the complexity in the taste and fragrance of the tea. Take your time with it. This will help you calm your mind and attain peace.
⑥ Enjoy the bliss
Now that your mind is free from the ties, step back and relax. Lay down, stretch a little, and embrace the beauty of nature around you. Clear your mind and just like that, you will be ready for a productive day with a gallon of energy, an extra scoop of creativity, and a mind as clear as the oceans and as calm as the seas.
These 6 simple steps can make your tea more than just a drink. Make it mindful and experience the zen mode!
Until next time.
Keep loving yourself and spread the love!✨