A cup of Tea
Are you a coffee or a tea person? I am definitively a Coffee one, but… I think it’s time to try a whole new world…Please hand me A cup of Tea!
Starting with the names of the teas’ preparation, you enter into a magic world; full of flavors, scents, stories behind… Take for example the 1001 nights… does it ring a bell? This was one of my daddy’s favorite stories to tell me when I was a girl. Well it’s not only the name of a beautiful arabian story but also the name for a flavorful tea.
When I was a kid, there were no teas made at home, I only remember the smell of the coffee in the kitchen (it was always for my dad)… the kids were not supposed to ingest coffee nor caffeine, but neither my grand mom nor my mom had coffee. They had herbs infusions and the kids did too. Instead of tea, the infusions used back in those days were always prepared with herbal remedies like: verbena, peppermint, chamomile, lime. These herbs would be good for anything. If we had stomach ache, my mom would prepare verbena with peppermint or just chamomile. If we were nervous or anxious for an exam or for a trip, then lime would the the one chosen :D.
Nowadays, we find all these herbs prepared in small bags ready to infuse… but I remember being 11 and going with my grandmother to collect wild Chamomile during our summertime holiday. She would hang the bunches of fresh chamomile in the ceiling of the gloomy and dry summer house garage and once it was dry, it was ready to use.
If you haven’t found your Tea/Coffee shop… here is the best I know for you! Inhala. The mother and daughter owners of the shop, know everything about it, they have coffees and teas from all over the world, just the best choices for you! Take a look at their place and see their beautiful kitchen/Dinning spread :D. Find there all that’s in the photos. Thanks so much ladies ;D.
Tea and herbs seem to be healthier for the body. Teas have lots of vitamins and antioxidants and herbs (for example chamomile) can be inflammatory, digestive, carminative, choleretic, antispasmodic, sedative, analgesic, antiseptic, healing… who wouldn’t like to have a cup?
How to prepare a cup of Chamomile: Pour a cup of water inside a pot. Get the water boiling and add a table spoon of dry wild chamomile flours inside. Take away from the heat and keep with a lid on for 10 minutes. Strain and serve with some lemon drops. Have right after every meal.