QuoTEAd

I love Tea.

A mug of well-made Tea the first thing in the morning ensures a good day and mine is always well made, because I make it myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am a bit finicky about my Tea as I like it a certain way, strong, with a dash of sugar and with just enough milk added to save it from being called Black Tea.

I enjoy making my Tea, as making it is almost a spiritual process for me. Measuring out the water, watching the placid water bubble and froth, adding the tea leaves and then observing the clear water change color as it pauses for a bit before it starts frothing again. Lastly adding the milk to it and watching the mix calming down as it takes on a completely different hue and transforms into Tea.

Wrapped in the gift of silence that waking up early in the morning brings I leisurely sip on my mug of Tea as various thoughts flit in and out of my mind.

When I am faced with a problem making Tea becomes a contemplative procedure. I ruminate over the problem, think how it could be solved and the best way to solve it.

As I think about it all I imagine the inside of my mind to be like that of a cauldron of frothing Tea.

Since my mind is not placid, emotions bubble to the surface, each one fighting the other to make itself felt, till feelings are added to the emotions. When doubts make an appearance thoughts and feelings change color and froth even more. And just when I think all of it is going to spill over I add the wisdom or good advice like I add milk and ย feel my thoughts calm down and come together, coloured differently and beautifully.

Solving a problem is so much like making Tea, isnโ€™t it? Think about it.

 

I loved Quotes, I think there is so much they say in just a few words. When my friends Rohan & Upasna announced they would be hosting a Quote themed linky part I just couldnโ€™t wait to write for it.

I hope youโ€™ll join in too!

Life through my Bioscope

21 Comments

  1. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Deepa

    March 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I prefer making my tea myself too. Mostly I like it my way with less sugar and less milk. I do not like too much milk in my tea and my hubby likes more milk. So we have to make two separate cups of tea sometimes ๐Ÿ˜€
    BTW, agree with you that life is similar to tea making as we try to make it perfect the same way.

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

      I so understand, Deepa! Sri likes his tea made in milk, with barely some water added and I cannot drink that tea!:)) So I make 2 separate cups sometimes as well:)

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    Manisha Garg

    March 15, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Just had my cuppa of tea sometime back and morning cup of tea is so very important for me as well.

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Oh yes, it wakes you up, right, Manisha ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)

    March 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    You have summed up your love for tea beautifully, Mayuri! Especially the last line to which I completely agree. Good to know that you are also a tea lover.

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 17, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Thank you, Rohan. I love the theme you and Upasna have used. Hope to write regularly for it:)

  4. Mayuri Nidigallu

    SHALINI BAISIWALA

    March 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    For a minute there I thought I am reading an older post (you had posted something about a tea making ritual earlier too, which I had simply loved) but then checked the date ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love my morning cup and its a calming ritual for me too- both making it and then savouring it in peace. Its my first one hour to myself ME time.

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Yes, I have a similar post, Shalini ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for stopping by and reading:)

  5. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Amrita

    March 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I love gingery milk tea made just right.Luckily my husband loves that too.Unfortunately to retain good health we have made that a once a week event and concentrated on ginger green tea.My morning and evening has green tea at tea times now.Loved the comparison

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 20, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      What harm could 2 cups of milky tea a day do? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading, Amrita:)

  6. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Esha Dutta

    March 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Tea making is a very special thing for me too. My day usually starts with my special cup of tea that has to be made just the right way- no sugar, just the right quantity of milk and the flavour perfect enough. My better-half of course is equally fussy about his, so we both ensure that whoever makes the tea just gets the other one’s cuppa right! A great time too to ruminate over our problems and in my case, plan for the day ahead. Loved your post, Mayuri.

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      My husband is a coffee drinker, so i get to boss around with my tea:)) Thank for reading, Esha:)

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    Preethi Venugopala

    March 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I am a strictly a Green or black tea kind of person. No milk for me. Loved the comparison of the human mind with that of a cauldron brewing tea.
    Your post reminded me of the essay by George Orwell about making the perfect cup of tea we learned in school. Do check it out.
    Here is the link: http://www.booksatoz.com/witsend/tea/orwell.htm
    I am sure a tea lover like you would find it interesting!

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you, Preethi. I will be checking out George Orwell’s essay. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Shraesta

    March 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I could see and feel the love you have with tea . Every problem has its taste to
    experience and learn new recipe out of it.
    Cheers for TEA to make you QuoTEAd Mayuri

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      I always love your choice of words, Shraesta. Thank you for reading:)

  9. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Pratikshya

    March 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Love tea too… Loved the way you have described tea preparation as a spiritual process for you… It resonates well…

    1. Mayuri Nidigallu

      Mayuri Nidigallu

      March 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you, Pratikshya, you have a lovely name ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Dipika

    March 18, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I am amazed to read how beautifully you created a perfect romance with the idea of making tea… i agree even for me Tea works as problem solver most of the times.
    Loved your post..

  11. Mayuri Nidigallu

    dew cool

    March 18, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I do love strong tea and like your correlation with tea with life. Yes if we know how to balanced the tea flavors we can easily balance our life problems

  12. Mayuri Nidigallu

    Vishal Bheeroo

    March 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    It’s a philosophical and an intelligent way of looking at problems while making tea. WoW! It’s very insightful and how come I never thought about it. I am much like you as being finicky with tea and very choosy as in whose house I have tea. I am based out of India and in that place, not many people know how to make good tea. I like it strong and take minus mik.

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