Chip wrote:I reallllly enjoy brewing tea ... and someone has to drink it!
I love the variety of tea available.
I enjoy the connection to the tea cultures.
Also, I cannot even take a sip of coffee without gagging.
And it seemed like a good healthy alternative to just about any other beverage which was actually very important to me when I started to seriously drink tea.
tecnanaut wrote:I like the idea of man cultivating nature in such a humble way that we brew leaves and make a delicious liquid. The taste is the number one reason, and not just taste of tea. So far during my short year long tea journey I'm amazed at how much my taste buds have evolved. I can't stand any junk food or anything nuked with additives anymore. I'm by no means a healthy person, but I find myself going for more natural food.
The cultural aspect is another big plus. Inevitably, you not only learn about tea, but about the places and people that produce it.
teaisme wrote:for me it's also nice to know love, centuries of honed skills, and hard work went into that cup
hard pressed to find another hydrating beverage where so much effort and energy has been devoted to it
And even better that in exchange all we have to do is give 'currency'. We are lucky dogs. What a trade.
caulfield wrote:But, personally, drinking tea helps me to focus. It has become a habit. In the morning, it helps me wake up and when I'm working on something really stressful, it helps me to calm down and focus on a task.