Welcome to Effervescent Tea! Thank you for checking out my thoughts and passions, and I hope you find something you like. Have fun, be encouraged, and seek joy!
On a hot summer’s day, there is nothing more refreshing than a glass of sweet iced tea. If you ask me, I can give you my top three places for picking up a gallon of sweet iced tea, and I am not too shy to roll through a drive-thru window and order a gallon of Texas liquid gold. Sweet iced tea doesn’t start sweet though. It starts bitter. It’s just normal black tea, strong and caffeinated (like me), that you have to put on a fire. Life is like a fire. It challenges you. It cleanses you. It reveals the kind of grit you’re made of. Life can be pretty sweet too! There are moments and people who are added to your life to make that whole life thing a little sweeter. And soon, it cools down to a nice rhythm. Everything doesn’t really fall into place, but you’ve got a nice groove figured out to balance everything that life throws at you. Then one day, you find yourself out on a porch somewhere in the hot Texas summer sun drinking a nice, cool glass of sweet iced tea. And through all the ups and downs, at the end, you find that life can be like a glass of effervescent tea.
So, you’ve probably figured out the WHOLE relationship between everything now. Effervescent tea is describing a glass of sweet iced tea. In order to make the tea, you have to start with water, otherwise you have some bitter tasting leaves.Those leaves need good access to water in order to provide and maintain vitality. The leaves are what actually produces the tea drink. We boil those leaves to extract their flavor, and we throw in some sugar to make that tea taste sweet. And we throw in a couple of cubes to cool us down and heal our burning bodies from the inside out. Then we turn off the heat and throw in some ice to enjoy our sweet ice tea. In life, I have to be hooked to my source of living water, get through the grind of life while enjoying the sweetening and healing process of living. Life isn’t a box of chocolates; it’s a glass of sweet tea.
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