I have recently brought tea into my daily routine, and I’m amazed at the difference in my day. Every morning I wake at 6 am. The first thing I do, upon climbing out of bed, is to boil water for my tea. I then get ready to climb to the rooftop of my building in Park La Brea towers. I grab my tea and the morning paper and ascend to the roof. Opening the door, I am greeted by a panoramic view of Los Angeles that is complemented by the enticing aroma of my Caramelized Pear Tea. As I settle in to read the paper, the rich flavor of my tea eases me into the day’s news. Of course, it’s so good that I end up sipping a little too fast. Before I know it, I’m back downstairs retrieving more hot water for a second cup of that sweet (but not too sweet) beverage.
When I’ve returned home after a long day and the twinkling lights are just starting to turn on all over town, I grab another cup of water and head back up to the roof. This time my tea of choice is a little less sweet and a little more soothing. Chamomile is more my speed at this time of night. Chamomile has a soothing taste and helps calm the stomach after a day of eating. I sit on the roof and sip my tea while going over how the day was and anticipating that after a restful sleep I’ll be back in the same spot, greeting the day.
My journey through the day has been complemented nicely with Art of Tea, so I think I’ll stick with this routine for a while.