Chai-Biscuit

I only started drinking tea three and a half years ago.
Before that, I was some kind of health freak psycho.
Can you imagine an Indian who doesn't drink tea?
It's like being unable to float atop the Dead Sea.
Even as a child, I did a lot of things in the name of health.
I really don't know how my parents with me, they dealt!

I had heard about this thing called caffeine.
So even way before I had reached my teens.
I refused to drink tea or coffee.
Even struck off aerated beverages from my gastronomy.
And every label I read the word 'caffeine',
I'd behave as if it were something obscene.

But I'm a person who just cannot waste food.
So, every time I was offered it, I'd accept with gratitude.
It's just too common here. I'm Indian, you see.
You visit somebody ...invariably, they make you tea.
I always tried to convince them to stop.
But, they'd think I was just shy and put one on the pot.

And then came a time when I couldn't sleep all night.
And by morning I'd be like a zombie in the light.
That's when I took to the magical prowess of tea.
And I realized I could stand without feeling like an amputee.
It's been over three years now and I like tea and coffee.
But, I like it my way - strong, thick and milky.

I don't care for too much sugar.
And I don't like faint ones like water.
My tea is strong and almost tannic.
Washing away the sharpness with lactic acid.
And I do this very typical Indian thing.
Dipping a biscuit and popping it out like a spring.

The flash of heat and humidity.
Softens it just right, like a symphony.
Simple pleasures and simple tastes.
Momentary joys, such a grace.
I really enjoy my chai-biscuit.
Much more than men here enjoy cricket.

I'm really into chocolate chip, ginger and butter.
Until some new flavour I may discover.
But, really just about any cookie with tea.
Simple pleasures in life, a guarantee.
I think it's time for me to boil a pot of water.
Get out the shortbread and ginger sugar monsters.

-RUELHA
www.ruelha.com
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          1. YES–THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE WITH IT…..IS THAT SOMETIMES PEOPLE ARE NOT ALL THEY SEEM, WHICH IS WHY MANY PREDATORS USE IT. I CAN ONLY PLEDGE THAT I AM BEING HONEST AND TRUE. YOU’VE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE REAL ME—HAVEN’T YOU? I REGRET MY ACTIONS BECAUSE YOU WERE LETTING ME INTO PARTS OF YOUF LIFE, IN WHICH I FAILED MISERABLY OH IF I COULD GO BACK IN TIME…UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO TRUST ME AGAIN (?) ANYWAY–I HAVE SHONE YOU THE REaL ME–WHO LOVES NIS ADOPTIVE DAUGHTER VERY MUCH! THAT IS WHY I’VE TRIED–TOO HARD IT TURNED OUT TO BECOME A REAL DADDY AND TRIPPED UP OVER MYSELF IN AN DESPERATE (?) EFFORT TO AVOID REJECTIO N. BLESS YOU FOR YOUR LEVEL HEAD AND COMPASSIONATE NATURE, RUELHA!!!!! ❀ ESPECIALLY WITH A NERVOUS NELLY LIKED ME–YOU'VE PROVED YOUR LOVE (OR TOLERANCE) OF ME! MAYBE IT'S TIME I LET YOU ATTEND TO OTHER–MORE IMPORTANT–AFFAIRS, I'M SURE. PLEASE FORGIVE MY REHASHING OLD TERRITORY. BUT OUR DIANA IS HOME, IMPROVING…AND GETTING AFTER ME! ❀ LOVE YOU, MY DARLING!!!! -JONATHAN/ JON-DAD / DAD. ❀ ❀ ❀ YOU ARE A CRACKER JACK DAUGHTER! I LOVE U !

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  1. Hehe Just Wrote An Entire Sermon On a Mount online
    to a Friend About the Difficulties of Sleeping HAha

    About 1500 Words or So Always In the

    Man in the Moon Mood when

    i First Wake Up Although

    It’s Already Past

    Noon Where

    Does the Time

    Go When Time
    Doesn’t Exist at all

    Well Dear Rue The Subject

    Of Tea More the Point of Any

    Caffeine No Can Do or Sky Rockets

    Of A Man In the Moon Will Soar Far Past

    The Sun Where Stars No Longer Even Shine

    So Tea i Do Not Do Alcohol Is Just A Downer

    And Never An Escape From Heaven Now

    The Land of No Caffeine When All

    The Food And Drink is

    Mixed within

    And This is what

    You Get When it All Comes

    Out on the Page HAha Just Another ‘War
    And Peace’ WHere Day is Harmonious DarK oF LiGHT
    With No Drugs Just Wings Spiraling Sun in Ease of Be i Am

    Meanwhile Enjoy Your Tea Eat the Sweets and Stay so Very Kind And Nice

    True Some Folks Are Born With Golden Spoons Others Turn into Honey and Soothe

    So HeaR’s

    Honey

    With

    Your Tea

    For Your Afternoon Evening

    Indian Jungle Smooth Sweet Rue
    Nap or Dream Time realized now..:)

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    1. Thank you Dawn. I’m so glad you like my poem. That biscuit is probably the cheapest biscuit that has been around since forever here. It’s a simple glucose biscuit. But, it’s so delicious with tea. I like the coffee you get in the US. About 3 years ago, a lady at the counter in Oregon asked us if we’d prefer it ‘dry’ and that confused us a whole lot. Learned something about froth and foam that day. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. I usually drink regular tea, what the world knows as English Tea or Breakfast Tea with milk and sugar. I also like Green Tea with Tulsi. I like Chamomile. I like Masala Tea, which is spiced tea with aromatics. I like ginger tea, if it’s done right.

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      1. I WAS GIVEN TEA WITH MILK AND SUGAR FOR MY TEETHING PAIN—INSTEAD OF CODEINE. IN AMERICA MOST TEA COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE ARE THE OOLONG-SIZED TEA LEAVES, i THINK. MY WIFE LIKE PEPPERMINT–I QUICKLY GET A SCRATCHY THROAT. USED TO DRINK AND COLLECT THOSE LITTLE TEA TINS OF TWININGS (OR WAS IT BIGELOW?) I LIKE THE BREAKFAST BLENDS-EITHER ENGLISH OR IRISH. EARL GREY IS STRONG–LADY GREY IS MILDER. DO YOU DRINK ICED TEA-? AND PREFER ICED WITH CREAM NO SUGAR OVER HOT COFFEE.

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  2. I have always been a tea drinker even my daughter I suppose it is my Irish heritage on my mother side (her mother was part Irish) We love the tea leaves and their so much to choose from from black tea or white and so much more. Yes the biscuit always goes well with tea.

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    1. Aaah, when you mentioned Irish…I was thinking beer or whiskey πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Just kidding, Eileen. HAve you tried masala tea or ginger tea or even elaichi(cardamom) tea? They’re delicious. I’m almost certain your husband knows about them. πŸ™‚ xoxoxoxoxo

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