Monday, August 03, 2009
For some reason I never seem to feel full after either lunch or dinner until I have my after dinner cup of tea. It does not seem to matter if I wait for another twenty minutes after I finished my dinner to turn the kettle on or have a glass of water during my meal. My meal does not seem to feel complete until I have my cup of tea. Even if I've just had a large plate of food, I still need that cup of tea to get rid of the feeling of hunger. I suppose it is a small price to pay, as I only take a small amount of milk and no sugar in my tea. But I wonder why??? Is it a mental thing, telling me my meal is not complete until I have my tea or is it something else? Any ideas??
I come from the classic English family. All problems in life are solved over a cup of tea. Upset, have a cup of tea. Feeling ill, have a cup of tea. Bored, have a cup of tea. After dinner drink, have cup of tea. Inviting friends over for a chat, have a cup of tea.
Tea has played a big role in my life. I can't actually remember it not having a place in my life. I was told my aunt gave me my first cup with lots of milk and sugar when I was just two. I don't know if I love it or even like it, but it is a part of me. It is a part of all of my relationships. My friends know not to talk to me until I have my first cup of tea. As soon as I walk in the door of my grandmother's house she'll put the kettle on, even if she is not having a cup herself. It is just what is done. So, I've got to wondering about its role in my life. Do I need it? Is it a habit I want to keep or should I even want to give it up? Is it hurting me with all its caffeine? Do I care?