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