Tea And Meditation

 

Simple tea meditation is a beautiful practice as it not only as it brings a greater sense of peace and also helps in cultivating gratitude.

The caffeine in green tea helps one to wake up concentrate and be more alert.

It is this the reason why tea is a favorite form of meditation.

Tea was originally used for medicinal purpose originally born in China approx. 1800 years ago , at a point of time Tea was China’s national drink now Tea is famous all across the globe .

Tea came to Japan years later was quickly adopted by the Japanese . It also became a part of their daily culture.

Tea became an inclusion in the Zen monks life due to its calming qualities and powerful aroma .

Try this simple Tea meditation early morning it is profoundly nourishing and beneficial .

Steps Of Simple Tea Meditation

1. Make your own Tea

You must manage each step of preparing tea to finishing up and cleaning up in mindfulness . Notice the aroma , admire the look and its color.

2. Give thanks

Give thanks to the cup of tea in front of you . Appreciate it with gratitude for all those things that helped make that thing a reality , express this thought to yourself .

3. Drink

You must then drink your tea after preparing it and thanking it with full mindfulness . Drink tea as if this moment and this cup will never again come into existence .

4. Give thanks again

This will help put the Tea and meditation in perspective .

Awesome Chai Cookies A Must Try !!!

Ingredients
1. All purpose flour
2 1/4th cup sugar
3. 1/4th cup powdered or grinded sugar
4. ½ teaspoon grinded cardamom
5. 1 tablespoon chai mix from several chai tea bags
6. ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon
7. ¼ teaspoon salt
8.1/2 teaspoon vanilla
9.1/2 cup unsalted butter

In a mixture food processor pulse the flour, mix powdered sugar , tea mix and salt.
Until the tea is pulverized and distributed throughout the dry ingredients.
Add the cardamom and cinnamon as well.
This will give a more pronounced chai flavor.
Add butter and vanilla .Pulse together till a right dough is formed . Scrap the dough out of the chopper and form a log 8 to 9 inches long on a butter greased tray or in an aluminium foil around and roll the log smooth . Freeze the log or chill for atleast 30 mins. Take out the aluminium foil.
Before baking , preheat oven for 375 Degree C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to slice out the chilled log of dough into 1/3 inch thick piece .
Bake until the edges begin to brown . i.e. till 10-12 mins. Let it cool for 5 mins then transfer the store cooled cookies in an airtight container