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?

  3 comments for “Tea-Fast: Day 4 – Crawling Towards The Finish Line

  1. 15 Mar ’13 at 8:19 pm

    Depends on the tisane, I’d say.

  2. 16 Mar ’13 at 4:33 am

    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. 16 Mar ’13 at 4:58 pm

    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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