“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” ~ Anne Frank
After the emotional roller coaster the United States presidential election deployed, I find myself returning to simple comforts, like tea. Making and drinking tea is restorative medicine. Slowly steeping tea leaves, herbs, flowers and spices functions as part of a healing ritual that does wonders for the spirit. Tea time reminds you that self-care is just a sip away.
Tea as a self-care ritual is ancient and has provided comfort to many in times of uncertainty. In fact, in 1940, graphic design cartographer MacDonald Gill produced his Tea Revives the World map, as part of a campaign of reassurance that even during the darkest days of the Second World War, all would be well. At the time, Winston Churchill knew that to boost morale of servicemen and women fighting overseas and those working at home, reassurance that their cuppa was secure was of utmost importance.
So however you are feeling after recent events, this golden chai latte is sure to revive. Spicychai tea, therapeutic turmeric, warming cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, and homemade cashew milk elevates your common cup. Cashew milk is a snap to make, but if you’re in a hurry, feel free to substitute any non-dairy milk here and you’ll still have a creamy, dreamy and delicious cup.
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