So we got to February rather quickly. Actually in a way it feels like time has always been moving at the rate, or at a faster or slower place, depending on your situation or how you’re feeling. All I know is this month means a lot of things to a lot of people. I know there’s some holidays that depending on your beliefs and situation’ you either embrace, don’t care about, or don’t even think about. Maybe it’s a combination of all of the above, or none of this at all.
This past Sunday I was at one of my local grocery stores’, without realizing that it’s one of the busier, and more hectic days to be at such a place. I was oblivious to that fact until I walked in. Instead of feeling despondent and disheartened (which I initially felt at first), I embraced it. Everyone is there for the same and different reasons. People want to get there stuff and get the heck out of there. For others it’s a highlight to their weekend. So who am I to question that?
Little did I know that I would make a wonderful discovery. This is one of those weeks where I didn’t actually know what tea or what tea related story I would write about. I didn’t sweat it, I didn’t force the issue, and I just let it come to me. In this case, it found me. And I’m so grateful it did.
We’re only about a week away from Valentine’s Day. For some it’s a something to celebrate and embrace. For others it’s not to take seriously. It’s just another day. And to another segment it may breed contempt and dissatisfaction. I tend to fall into all of those categories, or have been over the years.
But love comes in many forms. It’s not just a love for a person, romantically. It’s a love for your friends, family, your pets, the universe; but most of all, yourself. When you love yourself its easier to love others. And I do think its easier to love others over ones self many a time. I might be guilty.
But with all this talk of love, leads to one of the better teas you’re going to find. How I’m just getting to writing about Pukka and one of their fine teas is one of those things I just can’t explain. Maybe I’ve had a cup and not realized. Maybe it was worth before I start writing. Whatever the case, it has led me here and has led me to the exquisite Love Tea. I love that it’s called Love. There’s no pun there, I promise you.
But this is just as beautiful as the name implies. The flavors of chamomile, lavender, and elderflower are as lovely as a blend as you’re going to find. Oh my goodness. This is meant to be drank hot and I think I heated this just a little more than I intended, and I think it came out that much better.
That color illuminates and it paired perfectly with some sweet treats. But you could easily have it withing nothing at all. I prefer most of cups of tea to be savored in all their glory by itself, but a little cookie or pastry never hurt anybody.
So in my own way, I celebrated this forthcoming holiday with a display of things that might make you happy, and some that make me happy.
I’ve always had a love for our animal friends, and any depiction or illustration makes me happy and feel good as well. It’s the timeless images that will last with us forever. And to me that’s love. It’s not meant to be reserved for a single day or a single event.
There’s more than enough good, more than enough love, and more than enough love to go around.
This tea brought me so much joy and I felt love, and I’m not sure from exactly where. I don’t need to know nor do I have to know. I just know it was there.
And after reading this story, it’s beautiful to know that there’s a story of true love that inspired this tea.
To find out more about Pukka Herbs, here is a list of all their teas (including Love which is in the Relax grouping of teas), their mission, a section on our well being, and something inspirational.
To get in touch you can find them here. And I’ve seen their teas in many grocery stores and retailers so it should be easy to find.
I took way to long to write about Pukka. I’m just getting started, I’m just getting warmed up, and I’m feeling even more love in the air as I keep writing this out to you. That’s love.
I loved this tea and everything it symbolizes. It resonates in me something beautiful.
I wish you a most wonderful day of love, not just on the 14th, but all days possible. If I’m in a harmonious place, I will continue this love of love next week, and beyond.
Let’s do it again sometime.
Peace Be With You.