Monsoon Melody!!

Monsoon Melody!!

Be it any season, Summer, Rainy Season or Winter, Sensitive souls are always excited to welcome the new season. Those who love food, welcome different seasons with suitable food choices, the choice of clothing changes as per the season and  some people change their song preferences too. We are glad to be a part of Growing With Nemit and Tuggu and Mommy authors Neha and Gunjan. It has made us a part of their blogging journey with this birthday celebration. Monsoon and melodies have something in common. Both are soothing in their own way. Even if it is not monsoon, the rain songs are sure to make someone feel good. As you listen to these songs, they transcend you to a different world. Through songs we can relive the forgotten moments and what is the best occasion than the first shower of rains.

Sawan Barse Tarse Dil: 

One of the most iconic songs of 90s. It was in the list of most of us while we were in college. The movie is easily forgotten but the song stays relevant to date. Sonali Bendre and Akshaye Khanna have just set the screen on fire with their expressions. Sawan Barse Tarse Dil is my favourite monsoon song.

Tip Tip Barsa paani: 

Tip Tip Barsa paani has the true combination of everything Swag. Ravishing Ravina Tandon slays. Akshay Kumar is not a great sight in the song though. I love the way it is sung by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. This song can be considered as Epic song of Bollywood with all the quintessential Latkas and Jhatkas.

Megha Re Megha : 

Starts with melodious voice of Lata Mangeshkar, this song is packed with Sridevi’s expressions and her dance. She looks beautiful wearing maroon colour Ghagra Choli. This look is one of Sridevi’s iconic look in my opinion. Lamhe is Yash Chopra’s most underrated movie till date I feel.

Tal Se Taal Mila: 

Amazing backdrop of Chamba, Aishwarya in white chudidar and incessant rains..this is Tal se Taal mila song for you. AR Rahman’s music is the icing on the cake. These were the times when people were huge fans of Rahman’s music mixing and recording, usage of various instruments in one song to give the surround sound kind of feel. It was new to the industry then. The music was way ahead of its times.

Chham Chham Chham: 

I am not sure whether Baghi movie was hit or not, this song is a new time monsoon song for sure. Shraddha Kapoor and her dance moves wins hearts hands down. I felt the Barish dance moves little technical but never mind. We liked the music.

So grab your headphones and a cup of chai, if it is raining in your town…great..if it is not..never mind…tune in to the monsoon melody.

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Chinese Tea Ceremony – All You Need To Know About

Chinese Tea Ceremony – All You Need To Know About

Watching Sherlock Holmes – The Blind Banker was surprising. The first shot is of the museum which focuses on the tea kettle, a deep blue one and the lady explaining about the Chinese Tea Ceremony. That shot was an iconic shot which remained with me for a long time. May be because when the world is totally obsessed over numbers and money, this girl in the museum had been there to protect the kettle and also finds pleasure in explaining the museum visitors about an ancient tradition related to Chinese Tea. Little offbeat yet surprising!!

It is not a widely known fact that the tea ceremony has been originated from confluence of the philosophies of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism.

China is pretty known for their tea culture. Tea in China was initially cultivated as a herbal medicine and it was used mostly within temples. Calming effects is the main reason why monks used tea. It is also to show humility and respect to nature.

What is the tea ceremony called?

It is called as He Jing Yi Zhen meaning peace,quiet, enjoyment and truth. Chinese people relate all these important things in human life to the Tea Ceremony.

The importance of the tea ceremony is not limited to personal experience, it is rather a social and traditional event in China.

Here are six important aspects of Chinese Tea Ceremony:

Attitude: The person who carries out the ceremony should be pleasant, elegant and should be confidant.

Selection of Tea: Aroma, taste, shape is the main criteria for selection. Also, if there is a story behind the type of tea and name then it is a cherry on the cake. 

Selection of water: Water should be light, pure and clean to avoid mingling of unnecessary chemicals in the brew .

Teaware: It is the most important part. One should be careful while choosing teaware. It should be such that the participants in the tea ceremony should be appreciative for the beauty and utility of the teaware.

Chinese tea for weightloss

Ambience: One can not have tea when it is chaotic around. The environment should be clean and ambient. Presence of an elegant as well as an intricate artwork is considered to be enhancing for the ceremony.

Technique: Gestures, hand movement, clothing are considered to be paramount while brewing tea. Chinese people believe that the ceremony needs to be complete in all these aspects.

As I travel back from my Chinese Tea Ceremony thoughts, I see my desk which is clean and tidy. I also have an elegant poster in front of me, I am dressed elegantly and have all that which needs to make a perfect brew. Further, I would like to indulge in some peace while sipping on my tea. I slowly take out my InstaCuppa Detox Double Walled Glass Bottle Infuser, which is a glassware and has an infuser which will keep tea leaves in water dipped for sometime. Chinese tea also helps to boost weight loss which is quite natural, once you have composed demeanour, weight loss is just a tea cup away…let’s do it the Chinese way..:)

Here is a short video about instacuppa detox bottle which is my favourite bottle to carry beverages.

 

As a participant of my very own Instacuppa Tea Ceremony, I appreciate the teaware ( which is a fine glass and design is very articulate) and proceed to enjoy the whole ceremony which is centered around me and my Instacuppa.

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