We've had a security alert in our country and embassies are closed in different parts of the world. It seems that terrorism has reared it's ugly head once again. The government is doing what they feel is necessary. All we can do is go on with our daily living...paying heed to anything different happening around us. Terrorism works... even if nothing happens. People are held hostage by fear. That's what they want to do.So let's not bow down to terrorism...let's all say a prayer, relax, and have a cup of tea.
Chamomile tea is what I drink most of the time. It comes for the little chamomile flowers that grow in many herb gardens.They can line a path and grow in between stepping stones. It is used for teas, tossed in a salad, or put in tiny sachets. They say that it soothes and calms. When I have had something troubling on my mind...it's what I always reach for. Maybe just the ritual of warming the water, choosing a favorite tea cup, brewing the tea and drinking it in a cozy place in the house...is what calms me. I don't have a clue why it works that way...I only know that generations of women in my family have used this herb for relaxation.
I have a Keurig coffee pot that brews tea as well. I can pop in a K cup and brew a cup in minutes. I love this machine.....but the calming ritual is missing and during the night...the old method is used. Sometimes a shortbread cookie is eaten with my tea, or a biscotti dunked in the cup is nice. I've found that most men don't like tea of any kind. Maybe they think that it's a wimpy drink and really don't give it a chance.
I drink many different kinds of tea, but chamomile is my favorite.