Writing Is My Cup of Tea and Earl Grey Is My Tea


I've been writing since I was 12. There's an inexplicable sense of fulfillment when I can spit it out in the paper what's ramming in my head.

My love in story telling and book reading made me to nurture a passion in writing. They're always related. You can't simply write if you don't like reading. 

I felt then that in order to retain all the stories I read and heard in my memory I need to write it down. Until it became a habit.
In my last year in grade school, I began rewriting all the dramas I heard in the radio. In high school I was writing school plays. 

But I didn't have any formal school in writing because in college I took up business course.

I was also terribly shy.  I barely went out or hang out with friends. So I just stayed home during holidays and summer and write endlessly.

Until writing became my cup of tea, a term that refers to something we love doing or something we find pleasing. It's a very British term that existed since the Victorian era.

When I began writing scripts - novel, short story - and articles (I was briefly a content writer online doing commissioned works from internet marketers), I developed a habit in drinking Green Tea.


I preferred it than coffee because it has less caffeine content. And Green Tea is loaded with tons of health benefits. A cup of hot green tea aids my momentum in writing.

I haven't tried other tea varieties like black, oolong and red because it has higher caffeine but still less than the content in coffee.

I'm aware that Queen Elizabeth II's preference in tea is always Earl Grey Tea from Twinnings which she regularly takes upon waking up in the morning.


I've been reading a lot about it since reading numerous books about European royal  family. 

Twinnings is a British tea brand and it holds a Royal Warrant from the Queen's household.


I didn't dare trying it because it's a black tea. But the other day, when I went to the supermarket, I bought one pack. 

And this morning made myself one cup. I'm loving it! The taste is so smooth, so aromatic and calming to the senses.


Earl Grey Tea is a black tea infused with oil of Bergamot, so therapeutic. The aroma of bergamot gives the tea a comforting scent. 


The taste is so balance and the oil of bergamot makes it flavorful that improves the taste of tea. No wonder the Queen of England loves it! 

Earl Grey Tea was named after 19th century British Prime Minister, Charles Grey,  2nd Earl of Grey, who commissioned Twinings to create the said tea variety.



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