Using pre-bagged teas are a convenient and easy way to prepare a quick cup of tea. Simply plop the tea bag into your favorite cup and add hot water and Presto! Change- O! you have a cup of tea! It kind of reminds one of fast food drive ups! Doesn’t it? You drive up… place your order and within minutes you have your food. But all this fast, fast stuff…Is it GOOD for you? Fast foods are highly processed and are lacking a lot of vitamins and minerals your body needs and deserves. Sometimes foods are so processed that they’ve been stripped of many essential food nutrients. The food companies actually have to replace nutrients by putting vitamins back into their products.
I realize “fast” is what we strive for and expect and when we don’t receive fast, we get impatient and it raises our stress levels, but does “fast” really benefit our well-being? Wouldn’t slowing down benefit your overall health? Simplifying your life can be a very good thing for you and your family. Preparing a (non-processed) family meal is not only nourishing for your family but it also instills the bonds of working together. Sitting down at the table with family aids in balancing your well-being and is a great way to connect and catch up on family happenings.
Another wonderful way to a healthier you: Taking the time to slow down and prepare a good cup of tea! I’m not talking about the run of the mill “old tea sack” (processed) type, but the loose leaf tea. Have you ever really looked at loose leaf tea? It’s so colorful and vibrant. You can actually see the herbs and/or tea leaves. And when you add hot water the leaves plump and unfold. Unfolding goodness just for you! Have you thought of it? Truly art in motion… Loose leaf teas is fresher and MOST… are whole leaf (limited processing). Loose leaf tea is much lovelier to look at than the ground up stuff you find in old processed tea sacks.
So there you have it…slow down, eat fresh foods and connect with family. Start enjoying the simple pleasures in life… As simple as brewing a real cup of tea… Embrace the moment. Warm your hands on the cup and reflect on the events of the day!