Ritual

A friend gave me an Advent tea calendar and I am so excited to taste 24 different varieties of tea between now and Christmas! What’s really cool is that she has the calendar, too, so each day we will connect over our morning cup.

This morning’s tea was called “Let it Snow!” With unusually warm weather for this time of year, it’s fun to imagine drinking this tea on a cold, snowy day.

Tea has varying levels of importance in different societies and cultures. It is frequently offered to visitors and is even thought of as a necessity and a builder of relationships. Necessity becomes habit and habit becomes ritual. Moments taken in rituals and relationships are necessary ways of life.

I love that, through this calendar, tea ritual can be associated with the observance of Advent and Christmas. The tea I look forward to enjoying each morning will become a special time of sharing with my friend.

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