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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