Ever since I read Areeba's post Things Anti-tea People Are Tired Of Hearing , I had an argument to myself about posting something in favor (and sake) of tea lovers. Yo man, we're democratic. So my tea conservatism led me to write this post at last. Moreover I realized I didn't write on my blog for ages , or less.
Tea is an ESSENTIAL part of Pakistani life. When I say tea , it doesn't mean a golden coloured fluid in delicate china cup & saucer with a Twinning tea bag in it. I am talking about that strong , aromatic and like-cauldron-cooked tea mixed with milk and sugar. AKA desi chai. Though tea styles here vary from city to city. Karachi chai is more like strong and aromatic tea. Lahori chai is also doodh patti where milk and tea leaves are brewed together for a more milky taste. Islamabadi chai is usually regular with tea bags.
That's the little insight about chai. Now redirecting the convo towards things tea addicts are tired of hearing.....1...2...3
1- "Tea will ruin your complexion"
Or in Pakistan, they'll say "Kaali ho jao gi".
Drinking tea doesn't really do that, I can tell. Yeah I am pretty fair , um? Tea is an innocent hot beverage. It surely doesn't hold anything against your skin colour.
2- "Doesn't it affect your sleep?"
THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING. I think I sleep way peacefully after having tea before bed. Though you can refresh yourself by having a cup or two but the affect is nothing terrible or what -_-
3- "How can you drink tea?"
I mean, are you being sarcastic or funny?
4- "Do you know how to make tea by yourself?"
It's a rare case when a tea addict doesn't how to make tea. What's so hard about it? boil water , add tea leaves and let it brew for few minutes. Filter out tea leaves by a strainer and add milk. TA DA! Oh and choose the mug you love the most. It adds feeling. Aw.
5- "Tea will affect your brain activity"
GAHHHH! Tea goes to my stomach , not to my brain anyways. Sorry for being lame, I know about vitamins and minerals but I have been drinking tea for half of my life now. I am not a zombie yet. Are you?
There's more. Sigh. Sigh again. Sigh.
I know this debate would go on and on and on. My family is , luckily , tea addict so there's never a trouble except of....
Me: Amma Jaan , I have head ache.
Amma Jaan : Have a cup of tea.
Me : Amma jaan , my legs ache so bad.
She : Have tea , dear. With a Ponstan.
Me : Amma Jaan , I want to eat pizza , nowww.
She : Have a cup of tea & forget pizza.
Speaking of disadvantage , I just changed my Instagram & Pinterest username to Noor_Unnahar . I've heard from so many people that it may impose a negative effect , err , or my social media account? Like losing a constant search , followers etc. I don't know how true is that but do let me know if you've any idea about preventing those issues.
Err. So are you in same tea addiction team?