Tea and meditation have associated themselves for centuries. One legend puts the birth of tea plants alongside the creation of a new form of meditation. The story goes that Bodhidharma tore off his eyelids after falling asleep seven years into a nine year wall-gazing meditation. His discarded peeper-covers fell in the dirt and became tea plants.
Tea has been an aid to meditation for centuries. The caffeine provides alertness while the theanine provides focus and clarity.
But can tea drinking itself be used as a form of meditation?