Pick out a teacup, whichever one calls to you, and set it
down mindfully. Step aside and select the tea you wish to brew. Grab your
kettle and pour fresh water in it (tea should always be made with fresh water
for better quality). Bring the kettle to a boil. As you wait for the water to boil, sit and practice a short breathing meditation.
Listening to the faint whistles of your kettle, inhale and exhale until it is
time to turn the kettle off. Depending on the type of tea, and since you’re
technically not supposed to use boiled water on tea leaves, rest with the
kettle to the side to let the water cool for a bit. Use this time to cool your
mind as well. Inhale. Exhale. Feel the steam from the kettle around you.
With your full
attention, place the tea you selected into the teacup you were drawn to. Pour
the heated water over your tea bag or tealeaves. While you allow it to steep
for the duration recommended sit beside your teacup and simply follow your
breath, noticing where you are in this exact moment.
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