From the beginning, I had a romantic affair with tea. Wherever one is born in India, one will most likely get introduced to this magical drink at an early age. A beverage that kick starts the day and most likely also catalyses a comforting space and time in the evening, where people share stories, troubles and happiness over a cup. From an early age, I was fascinated by how people’s lives revolved around this magical beverage called tea.
I fell in love with tea.
I eagerly waited for the time when tea was served at our home. Usually, it was morning and evening but one could demand a cup of tea every now and then. Tea time was always soothing, comforting and free of worries. Tea was one of the invisible threads that tethered my family together. No matter the usual quarrels, we always sat together for tea and it perhaps helped us resolve our differences.