Increasing Favorite Things

After breakfast, I always have a cup of coffee with a piece of something sweet.  I had believed I like coffee much better than black tea, because the aroma stimulates me, and the bitterness makes the sweet tastier.  However, I had an interesting experience the other day.  An acquaintance gave me a tin of black tea.  The container was very pretty, and I wondered how it would taste.  The next morning, I decided to have the tea instead of coffee.  As soon as I poured boiling water over the tea leaves, the sweet aroma promptly made me feel good.  And the flavor was elegant.  I haven’t thought tea is such a nice drink.  It has changed my notion on black tea.  Then I thought about why I was so moved by it. 

Firstly, the quality of it was superior to ones I had tasted before.  In the first place, not being particularly interested in it, I had not made any effort to find my favorite tea leaves.

Secondly, my palate might have been more refined over the years.  It might be the very time I could really appreciate the subtle flavor.

  That experience gave me a good lesson.  Whenever I have a chance, I should abandon prejudice against food and try it anyway.  I may be able to find new favorite ones and it will certainly make my life more enjoyable.  It can be applied not only to food but other things such as art, movies, books, and music.  I might have matured my sensitivity and developed a greater appreciation of beauty.  This idea makes me excited.

I am grateful to the acquaintance for giving me a chance to think about it.