Friday, November 9, 2012

If it's not your cup of tea...


If it’s not your cup of tea, don’t drink it.  The existence of a cup of tea "I don’t care for", just doesn’t affect the cups of tea I do care for.  I am particularly fond of tea that has some type of “fruity” infusion taste.  For example, right now, I have a box of Tazo Wild Sweet Orange.  Maybe next time I will buy some Peach White Tea, or go straight Orange Pekoe.  All probability I won’t buy Earl Gray.  I just don’t care for it.  Even though I don't care for it, I feel that the existence of Earl Gray enriches the variety of life.  But here’s the thing.  Just because I don’t like Earl Gray, it doesn’t mean that it’s not your favorite, nor that I think you are wrong for liking it.  Not at all.  Even though I don’t like it, it doesn’t mean that it cheapens the existence of the flavors of tea that I don’t like.

To come from a different angle.  Nicki Minaj.  Right.  I really really really dislike her music.  Strong enough to question that you can even call it music.  My current taste for music is actually the Pandora station I put together by starting with Norah Jones, and adding some Harry Connick, Jr.  For me, the end result is an awesome station that plays the aforementioned artists plus Michael Buble, Sinatra, Etta James, Maroon 5 covering "The Way You Look Tonight," and others of this ilk.  I like this mix a lot...as much as I don’t personally have taste for Nicki Minaj.  But the existence of her art in no way cheapens, nor lessens the value of the others’ art.  It just doesn’t.  Her music, in fact, adds to the rich depth that encompasses the realm of music.

Earl Gray tea?  Nah, I’ll pass.  It’s not my cup of tea.  Oh, it’s suits you?  Great!  I’m glad we can have a discussion about how we both enjoy tea, even if the tea is different.  May I suggest that if it’s not your cup of tea, then don’t drink it.