Making Time To Enjoy Tea

It has been a while since I last sat down to share my thoughts with all my tea buddies out there and for that I apologize.  It has been a struggle to find time for just about anything I consider enjoyable.  I am sure many of you know exactly what I am experiencing.  I remember as I child I would utter the words… “When I grow up I will do whatever I want whenever I want” to my parents all the time.  I am sorry Mom and Dad I was wrong about so much.  To my surprise I thought because I am primarily a stay at home mom that surely I would have time to blog, scrapbook, hang out with my other stay at home mom friends, and of course most of all drink tea in a manor I can appreciate.  I was sadly mistaken.

These days the demands of raising a child and running a household are far more time consuming and draining that I had anticipated.  Of course I drink tea everyday but it isn’t just the action of drinking the tea that satisfies me.  I want to drink it, savor it, appreciate it, and enjoy the moments.  I want to create a certain ambiance, take in the sights and sounds.  If I can’t do that I want 15 minutes to create a mental escape.  Have a nice cup of tea and drift to wonderful place, my own special place. 

With that said I was wondering with all the different variables in your life how do you enjoy tea? What is your mental escape? Do you just drink the tea or do you drink to enjoy it?  Do you travel with tea? Take it to the beach, on a picnic, hiking, or any special place you may have?  I am in need of ideas on how to escape from my daily life from time to time and allow myself some time for tea and contimplation. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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