What? Why would anyone do that?
For some people it makes perfect sense and as the owner of a Tea Studio, I am hearing this sentiment from my customers more and more. Each person has his/her own reasons for not drinking alcohol, but it is comforting to know that tea is looked upon as a desired substitute.
Tea offers a path of exploration and a broad range of tastes and styles—it’s sensory and social—similar to wine. It has a strong cultural connection in the world—also like wine. But tea goes a few steps further: it is family friendly and can be shared with all members—granted for the young ones you might want to use a tisane. Tea in the evening is an inclusive ritual that works as a communal connection, encouraging conversation and inviting participation. As a solitary experience it can be the simple process for reconnecting to yourself.
Preparing and enjoying tea is one of the most authentic experiences I know.