If you think of tea whenever you hear a kettle and some boiling water, if actually just finished drinking a tea cup or you have one around right now (I do!), then you are in the right place.
Tea lovers are almost a different species. We truly believe in the miraculous effects of tea. Tea lovers include more tea in our day than other people would consider as “normal”. We see tea as an art and a great natural and simple gift we get from the nature. We know that tea is delicious and it is a great beverage and we would like to show this to many more people out there.
These are few reasons for which other people don’t really understand our behavior sometimes.
17 things that only true tea-lovers will understand
(the rest of the world will keep asking: but why?!)
1. You know the exact colour your tea needs to have
Because you want you tea to be perfectly brewed and because you’ve been training at this several times a day, you definitely know exactly how your tea should look like. No darker or lighter shades of amber-like drink are accepted!
2. The way your cup of tea gives you a moment of relaxation
Tea gives you a peaceful moment. You have you own little tea ritual and this helps you relax. It doesn’t have to be a complex one – just something which defines your tea-making moment.
3. You take your tea with you even on holiday
Well, of course you do! They don’t have your favorite teas in the hotel or restaurants. Not to mention the fact that they don’t seem to know what loose leaf tea is!
4. You can never have too much tea
Your morning starts with tea, then it continues with tea and after other few cups of tea, the day ends with another cup of tea, of course. You know what tea you need to drink next depending on what time of the day is.
5. So many times you tell yourself that you will not buy tea when you go shopping!
Just because you have enough tea, it doesn’t mean you have it all, right? When you see that the space in the cupboard becomes too small for your collection, you are at least trying to prevent yourself from buying more. Yes, we know…you kind of fail at this when you reach the tea area.
6. The way you cringe when you see somebody leaves their green in tea in the cup for..ever!
Oh, I just cringed only at the thought of oversteeping green tea.
Did you know that there are people out there who think that the bitter taste is actually how green tea is supposed to taste? I was shocked when someone told me that she likes green tea and that is how it is supposed to taste like!
7. You have no idea how many teas you own anymore
Why even bother? As long as you are sure you will never run out of tea, the world seems a better place. And you will get to drink them in time anyway…at some point. Who believes in the expiration date of the tea anyway?
8. You are afraid when somebody you don’t know offers to make you a cup of tea
The horror of having to be polite to someone who offers to make you a cup of tea! And the questions star running through your head: what kind of “tea”? is it a tea bag? what is it is nt a natural tea and it has flavours added ? do they know for how long to steep it? oh, should I tell them I don’t want sugar? should I offer to make it myself?!
9. You truly believe in the benefits of tea
Whenever you hear someone having some sort of problem, your first thought will be: humm what tea could I recommend for that?
10. Of course tea is a summer drink!
People might look at you in a strange way when you are brewing your cup of tea on a hot summer weather.
But this is not a problem for you. Few extra degrees will not make you give up on your favourite drink!
11. You can’t really trust people who don’t drink tea at all
You cannot imagine a day without tea and you enjoy every sip of it. this is why when it comes to people who don’t drink tea you become a bit skeptical. What would anyone NOT like tea? Tea is delicious!
12. This drink is not “just” tea
Tea is a great drink full of benefits and it can warm your body and soul whenever is needed. Tea is an entire culture and a way to show your body how much you love it.Of course it is not “just” tea.
13. You have specific teas for specific occasions
Depending on the time of day, in the morning you might want an energizing tea, after eating you might prefer something to help with digestion and in the evening something to help you sleep like a baby. Depending on how you feel, where you are or what you are doing, you have your specific tea which goes perfectly with the situation.
14. Tea is cheering you up
The preparation of tea itself is a ritual you always enjoy. The warm cup of tea full of your favorite tea will cheer you up instantly. You might not have a proper explanation for it but it just is what it is: happiness in a tea-cup
15. And when tea doesn’t cheer you up, than it’s a dangerous situation for the people around you !
Well this might be a really serious problem you are facing if tea doesn’t bring you any kind of joy. You might as well take a day off and stay away from people. Just brew, drink, rinse and repeat until it goes away.
16. Getting disappointed when you have only bagged tea available
Tea bags are like the last resort for having a cup of tea if nothing else is available. There is a reason for which there are tea strainers and loose leaf teas in the world, and the reason is to enjoy a properly made cup of tea.
17. You will never get bored of receiving tea and tea accessories as a gift
Only the thought of receiving a new tea or mug or anything related to tea makes you excited. It is always great to add a new item to your collection ad I am sure that your close friends know exactly what is your favorite flavour of tea.