Anyone who has been following my blog for more than 5 seconds would know by now I have a slightly uncomfortable (perhaps even verging on unhealthy) obsession with tea (just to be clear majority of my friendship group equally shares this obsession so I have come to believe this tea-infatuation is entirely reasonable and necessary).
Sentences such as the following are commonly overheard in my daily life: ‘Lets buy Jess some Tea for her Birthday/Christmas/Graduation/just-because… she’d love that!’ and more frequently (usually by people who are ‘concerned’ about my wellbeing) ‘Jessica darling, do you think you may be drinking a bit too much tea? How about some non-diluted cold water for a change?’ There is also the embarrassingly common phrase used between my friend Olivia and I where we make plans to get ‘trunk’ over the weekend… (In case not obvious the word ‘trunk’ may or may not be a portmanteau for tea and drunk)… and although usually held at my house, BYOT* is always optional and even encouraged amongst fellow tea-enthusiasts.
I think the reason I have become so attached to these bizarre tea-drinking habits is because I am under the genuine belief that tea is the cure to everything… (‘When in doubt, Tea it out’)** Got a headache? Oh nothing a little peppermint-tea won’t fix! Tickle in your throat? No problems! Chamomile and honey will sort you right out! Stressed? Tired? Hating on your job/relationship/existence? Sounds like you need a big pot of chai tea and cinnamon! … You get my point.
Although it is probably safe to say I currently have more tea than sense, I sincerely believe life is far better that way! …Plus who needs sense anyway! Here are some photos of me doing tea-related activities…
*BYOT – Bring Your Own Tea
**It is sort of like ‘cry it out’ but with tea… I am trying to make it a ‘thing’…thoughts?