One of my favourite slow down activities is drinking tea traditionally – there’s something magical about the process – smelling the florally fragrant tea as I scoop it into the pot, the shrill whistle of my stove top kettle as the water boils, that slosh as the water pours into the tea pot and staring out the window as I wait for it to brew.
When it’s ready I love seeing the deep brown liquid pour over the strainer and into my fine bone china cup (I just bought it for $20 at Vinnies and it’s a biggie so holds even more tea). I even pour my milk into a jug first, because it pours more elegantly into the cup and I can more easily control the amount that goes in. The whole process is just divine and as I take my first sip of piping hot brew time stands still for just a moment.
Whats your favourite slow activity?