After finally taking a well-deserved vacation, I returned home to a flurry of phone calls and reminders from my mother about the dwindling milk supply in our house. But it wasn’t just any ordinary phone calls – it was all about one thing: tea. In this article, I’ll share the comical and heartwarming experiences of being a chai addict and how my mother’s devotion to tea has made her the ultimate guardian of my tea-drinking habits.
The “Chai Drunkard” Chronicles
Being labeled a “chai drunkard” by my mother is both amusing and endearing. She believes that my love for tea surpasses all boundaries and rationality. From morning to evening, I consume countless cups of tea, and my mother has become increasingly concerned about my caffeine intake. But little does she know, I’m not alone in this chai-loving journey.
Mommy’s Tea Intervention
During my vacation, my mother went above and beyond to ensure that my tea cravings were satisfied. Despite my age and responsibilities as a mom, she took it upon herself to call me multiple times a day, reminding me of the remaining milk in the house and the dire consequences if I didn’t replenish it soon. The phone calls were not just about milk; they were subtle reminders that she missed me and our tea sessions together.
The Airport Tea Surprise
As I landed at the airport, exhausted from my trip, I was greeted by the sight of my mother, beaming with joy. The first words out of her mouth were, “I have made you two cups of tea, and they are waiting for you at home.” It was both heartwarming and overwhelming to see her commitment to our tea rituals. I realized that no matter how old I am, my mother will always be there to take care of me, even if it means ensuring I have a hot cup of tea waiting for me.
Chai and Family Bonding
Tea has become more than just a beverage in our family; it’s a symbol of togetherness and bonding. We gather around the kitchen table, sipping tea and engaging in endless conversations about life, laughter, and even the occasional gossip. It’s during these tea sessions that I appreciate the true value of family and the unique role tea plays in strengthening our relationships.
The Tea Ritual Continues
Now that I am a mom myself, I find myself carrying on the tradition of tea-drinking with my own children. My mother’s love for tea has passed down through generations, and I’m delighted to see my little one enjoying her cups of tea(chocolate milk), just like her grandmother and me. It’s a testament to the power of tea in connecting generations and fostering familial bonds.
As I reflect on the hilarious and heartwarming experiences of being a self-proclaimed “chai drunkard,” I can’t help but appreciate the role my mother has played in keeping our tea rituals alive. From her relentless reminders to her loving gestures of preparing tea, my mother’s devotion to my well-being and happiness shines through. So, here’s to all the chai lovers and the incredible mothers who go the extra mile to take care of their loved ones, one cup of tea at a time.
FYI: Dear tea lovers. This is a personal blog. I do not endorse any brand of tea. We use Tata Tea dust “Desh ki chai”.