Tea-Fast: Day 4 – Crawling Towards The Finish Line

Tea-Fast Day 4

Tea-Fast: Day 4 – Crawling Towards The Finish Line
Events From: 3/14/2013
Documented: 3/15/2013

 

 

Yesterday marks a major milestone.  I am made it past the halfway point.   Hurray, let the confetti fly, the fireworks burst, and tea all around.   Well, except for me but please enjoy a cup for me.

 

The task has become considerably more challenging.   I have at times taken to less than “lady like” decorum and have later felt ashamed.  I had also taken part of an interview with @teaformeplease yesterday discussing iHeartTeas.  It was brilliant and went well but I couldn’t help but feel that if I had a cup of tea by my side maybe I would feel calmer and less critical of myself.

 

Tea is so much more than just a drink.  It is a way of life.  Until now I hadn’t realized how much I use tea as a form of tradition, ritual, relaxation.  Perhaps I am on edge and irritable because I have broken away from my normal tea practice.  I am starting to believe that my irritability is a result of me not drinking tea and not because tea is absent from my system.  What great news!  This means I am not addicted physically to tea.  It is the act of drinking, the time taken to choose a tea, the vessel in which to steep in, the entire process is what I miss.

 

Knowing this I have regained confidence.  I shall make it to the end and will not be a “slave to tea.”

 

Confession: I enjoyed an herbal brew last night just so I could partake in the ritual.  It was incredibly satisfying.  My husband thinks I cheated.  My comeback was I’m not drinking tea this is a tisane.  Still, he wasn’t buying it.

 

What do you think?  Did I cheat?

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Hi, my name is Rachana Rachel Carter.I am a long time tea addict, foodie, and wine enthusiast. Along with all my passions at the core I am a huge health and fitness advocate.Plus a bit of a geek and as crafty as can be.
When I am not running after the kids, managing the household, and homeschooling my oldest I enjoy blogging about my passions and how it applies to my life.

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Hi, my name is Rachana Rachel Carter. I am a long time tea addict, foodie, and wine enthusiast. Along with all my passions at the core I am a huge health and fitness advocate. Plus a bit of a geek and as crafty as can be.
When I am not running after the kids, managing the household, and homeschooling my oldest I enjoy blogging about my passions and how it applies to my life.

Thank you for reading!

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3 Responses

  1. Depends on the tisane, I’d say.

  2. Linda Howell says:

    I’m glad you are pass the hump and have no signs of withdrawal. Just a few more days to go. I don’t consider true herbals real tea so in my opinion you haven’t cheated. I am happy that the ritual of preparing the beverage is easing your cravings. Good luck and know that you have friends rooting for you!
    P.S. Some shopping list!

  3. Xavier says:

    Since tisane is not tea, you didn’t but in spirit, I am afraid you did.

    Can you tell us if you felt more comfortable after performing the “ritual”?

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