5 Things That Tea Teaches You About Life
It’s no surprise that tea can bring the best out of you. It is also no secret that some of the mysterious components of tea make your brain do some crazy things. In the years from the TeaAmigos being fledgling teasan to blossoming into fully distinguished and gifted teasans, camellia sinensis has taught of many things about this so-called existence aptly named… life.
1. Don’t Overdo It (oversteeping)
Just like too much acting can lead to bad acting, too much steeping can lead to bad tea. Relate this to life and you get the simple motto of “don’t overdo it”. We once thought it would be a brilliant idea to review 50 teas in one day. The results were not so pleasant, and borderline dangerous. Realize that most of the things you do can be done with 30% less effort. Try your best and do things smartly, but don’t go postal on it.
2. Just Because It’s Old, Doesn’t Mean It’s Done (Hot tea into cold tea)
It’s amazing how many times I’ve seen people sip on some beautifully steeped hot tea, get lost into conversation, and see that their tea has gone “bad” aka “cold”. This is devastating to witness, as to these folks, old means done. As you become a teasan, you will learn that if something is keeping you from finishing your jasmine tea while it is hot, plop some ice cubes in it and BOOM….awesome iced tea. Now this may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at the amount of cold tea poured down the drains of America. Looking at this in a life perspective, don’t take old stuff for granted. Thrift stores are the bomb and have been used to furnish our entire homes. Nothing beats the sound of Miles Davis from a vinyl record. Cherish the old.
3. Don’t Rush Into Things (Burning your mouth)
This one was a fun one to learn…not. One of our favorite teas to steep on for the love is Naivetea Yuzu Oolong, and if you had some you would know why. Well just the other day we got into steep mode and I was presented with a steamy cup of the oolong tea and proceeded to try and sip with the quickness. I ended up burning my mouth, spitting the brew all over the computer, burned my hand which was holding the tea, dropping and shattering the teacup, and worst of all, wasted all of that Naivetea lovin. Needless to say it was a bogus chain of events. Just don’t rush into stuff, no matter how great, or tasty, it is.
4. Good Things Come In Small Packages (Teabags)
To think of how many great times, great friendships, and great memories that have been made from a little teabag is astounding. Heck, you are sitting right in front of a manifestation from the goodness that is tea. It doesn’t take a 90 bedroom palatial mansion or a stretch Hummer filled Gucci and Prada to make happiness. Try a cup full of tea from approximately .03 grams of tea leaves and watch the smiles appear, ear to ear.
5. Loosen Up! (Loose tea)
Once loose tea came into the mix, everything changed. Do you remember the first time you dwelled into the genre that is loose tea? Did you use one of those metal tea balls or did you just think that you had to pour the leaves into the cup and sip very carefully? Either way, it released the normal constraints of drinking tea. Why not release all the imaginary constraints that are placed on you everyday? Chill out: the best advice anyone can give to you. Wanna live longer? Loosen up. Take the pill that is called chill. Did you get a little loose tea love in your cup? Oh well, you will live. Got into a fender bender? Don’t worry, it’s time for a new car anyways.
Learn something from that oolong, green, jasmine, black, or lapsang tea. Steep on, and smile!