The definition of a tradition is a custom or belief that is passed down through the generations or done time after time or year after year. An example of a tradition is carving pumpkins at Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, putting up a tree on Christmas, or dying colorful eggs at Easter, and maybe even dressing up your dog in a silly costume with pink bunny ears ― Sophie was a good sport.
Whether you’re a teatime rookie or brew loose-leaf tea every day, the act of making tea is universal.
You boil water, infuse tea leaves, and then enjoy your cup of tea ― while you are creating something or just sitting and reflecting. Or you share your tea with those you love and care about.
I hope you’ve included tea or are starting to include tea regularly in your life. Make it a part of your traditions, whether it’s brewing a single cup or a pot. The simple act of making and sharing tea can enhance our lives in so many invaluable ways and help us create lasting memories.
I have the most wonderful, loving memories of having tea with my Grandma and Mom.
It was always special when the silver teapot came out.
The conversations we had over those cups of tea have stayed with me all these years. We talked about all kinds of things. But one of the best and funniest things were the family stories. These stories are part of my family history, which I’ve had the pleasure of sharing and passing down to my children as they’ve grown. It’s who we are and where we came from. Sadly, both my Grandma and Mom have passed away. But those memories of us being together and sharing tea, our laughter, and conversations bring me joy.
Family traditions are important to us as a culture. Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or another type of holiday, we wish you, your families, and friends much love, joy, and great conversations.
“If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone