Tea and Non-Tea ☕🍵

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Most of you, tea lovers of the world, may be knowing the difference between tea and tisanes. And, for those who are wondering what a tisane is, let me say few words. Tisane is a French word, meaning herbal infusion. Tisanes are mostly herbal teas with herbs, flowers, fruits, or spices steeped in boiling water. They don’t have tea leaves in them. But, most of the people call these simply as teas. Don’t worry, I too called these teas before learning about tea.

Lemon Iced Tea
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Tea is the product of Camellia sinensis plant. Climate, soil pH, altitude, seasons, water quality, plant variety, plants and trees growing nearby, tea leaf plucking methods, and manufacturing processes influences the taste of tea. Numerous varieties of teas are thus available.

Butterfly pea flower tea
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Black tea, green tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong, pu-errh tea are real teas made from Camellia sinensis plant. Masala tea, lemon tea, flavored green tea, Kashmiri Kahwa tea, etc. are real teas with natural or natural identical flavors added. Chammomile tea, peppermint tea, hibiscus tea, butterfly pea flower tea, rooibos tea etc. are non-teas or tisanes which doesn’t have any real tea in it. They are herbal infusions with health benefits.

Rooibos tea
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Enjoy your cup of tea and tisane understanding the difference. Cheers ☕🍵🍹 😊🤗

Yogashemam Vahamyaham 🙏😊

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अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते |
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम्

  • Bhagavath Gita 9.22

Ananyāśh chintayanto māṁ yeh janāḥ paryupāsate
Teṣhāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yogakṣhemaṁ vahāmyaham

Those who always think of me and engage in exclusive devotion to me and whose minds are always absorbed in me, I always provide what they need and take care of them in every way.

In whatever religion you are in and your beliefs are, do prayers to god of your belief and do good to all beings as much as possible, and one form or another form, you can experience lord’s presence. Your needs will be taken care by lord. When you feel things go difficult for you, just think about God and wholeheartedly depend on lord, lord will take care of you in every way. This is the loving promise of God.

Om namo narayanaya 🙏😊

Om namah shivaya 🙏😊

Om namo dattatreyaya 🙏😊

In Divine Presence Always

“Matha cha Parvathi devi
Pita Devo Maheswara
Bandhava Siva Bhakta cha
Swadesho Bhuvanatrayam”

Meaning: As mother is Parvathi dev, father is Lord Maheshwara (Siva) and relatives are Siva devotees, three worlds are my homeland.

This is a famous sloka of Sankaracharya. As I relocated to Kochi from Trivandrum for new job, this sloka sprung up in my mind. I remembered the Bhagavan’s love and care to me in the form of different people wherever I go. The more and more I realise Bhagavan’s love, I could feel the divine presence everywhere. When my parents, sister and friends are very much concerned whenever I travel away from Trivandrum, I tell them bhagavan is always with me, I will be fine and safe.

When we realise and accept Bhagavan’s divine presence in the heart of all beings and everything and everywhere and trust in Lord, fear and tension disappear. With sound heart, we could walk through life. We can stay alert and get intusions about trouble and dangers in the way and through god’s grace overcome it.

Wishing you all a blessed day ahead 😊💐

Om namah sivaya Om namo narayanaya 🙏😊🌹