Why Tea and Why Britain?
"What came first: the love of tea or the love of the United Kingdom?"
I've been asked that question and so many others that relate. To tell the truth, I have no idea which came first. If I had to give an answer, I believe I'd have to say, MTV.
Had it not been for MTV (the REAL MTV of the 80's), I'd have never developed a love for Duran Duran, Golden Earring, Spandau Ballet and many more, I've been in to videos from bands across the pond all my life- and they drank/drink tea. I also grew up watching James Bond and PBS's Masterpiece Theater, where their fav drink was: Tea. Everything from Europe suddenly grew prominent in my life and got me caught up. I wanted everyone to do with them, including the drinking of tea. See where I'm going?
Since the amazing days of the 80's, I've honed in on my tea appreciation. It began with the average cup of Lipton and blossomed. I believe my true find came in the form of the tea parties and the Teavana store, of the malls. I walked through those glass doors and inhaled aromas of the most heavenly- I couldn't believe it! I also couldn't believe the cost!!
But it didn't stop me; I began to buy various flavors: blueberry, Earl Grey, Lavender Créme Latte- so many and all so very tasty. I quit soda and slushies and junk and took to tea and water alone.
When I drink my tea, I use no cream or sweeteners. For me, it's all about the love of tea in its pure state for drinking. I can drink it hot or cold, but it can't be just plain old tea. When I was a child, I drank regular tea, like a child. Now I'm all grown up, and I drink tasty, aromatic, naturally colored tea and I'm so very proud.
Tea is also appreciated for its health benefits, such as:
So that's it. I hope I've inspired you to go and brew a fresh one.
Who Am I?
My name's Alyssa and I'm just like you. Within me are stories, looking to be told. I do my best to relay them to the public, as magically as possible.