Saturday, 18 May 2013

Tea - the elixir of life....





*      Tea is the second most consumed beverage on Earth after water.
        Its cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour makes people
        enjoy it.

*      No drink comes in so many variations; black, green, white, oolong,
       herbal, rooibos, mate, and several blends.

*      It's taken in the cup, mug, tumbler, plastic or paper cups, earthen
       cups, bowls, etc..

*      The rich folks' tea is brewed; the poor's is boiled. The rich like it
        green, black and iced. The poor like it hot and milky.

*      Over high tea the rich in Davos discuss how to eradicate poverty
       in the world; while the poor at makeshift tea stalls lament their
       unending woes. What an irony? the rich get richer and the poor get
       poorer.

*      For billions of people tea is the elixir of life. In India and elsewhere,
       I'm sure, it's taken on every conceivable occasion. People drink it
       when they are happy, sad, or simply bored.

*      To me, like so many others, tea is associated with so many
        interesting tales, two of which are worth narrating.

*      Watch out this space for the tales (I need time to pen them down) ...
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