There's something about long leaf Darjeeling green tea. It's so delicate and calming.

But unlike coffee or chai, there's otherness in its taste. It's devoid of intense passion. I mean, few people in India would go on to claim that they LOVE green tea. In essence, green tea is a bit like that unrequited lover, whose goodness towards us (and our health) is never given its due!

To pay an ode to the "distant" Green Tea, a poem comes to mind.

It's from WH Auden, a prominent British-American poet. Auden primarily wrote about love, and this poem in particular, intensely describes the unrequited form of love. It's called The More Loving One. Here goes:

The More Loving One: Poem by WH Auden

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

- WH Auden.

When Auden says let the more loving one be me, we can well understand. Despite how much one loves, sometimes equal affection just can't be. Take the case of cats as pets. They just won't allow you to cuddle them for more than a few minutes a day. They are not mean, contrary to perception. They just guard their boundaries in a way few humans can.

Maybe the green tea you drink also sings the same poem every time it's brewed. "If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me."

You may love your cheeni chai, but green tea loves you more than you can imagine. Its health benefits are too many to count. If not a passionate love affair with green tea,  there could still be an intimate connection of goodness. Goodness it adds in your life, day in and day out.

Here are some brilliant benefits of long leaf green tea:

  1. Contains bioactive compounds
  2. Increases fat burning
  3. May reduce the risk of some cancers.
  4. Makes brain function better
  5. Helps lower cardiovascular disease.
  6. Helps fight bad breadth.
  7. Contains L Theanine, which is used for anxiety.

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