Black is beautiful but Green is Better #SuperBloggerChallenge #Instacuppa

Black is black, I want my baby back
It’s grey, it’s grey, since she went away, oh oh

What can I do, ’cause I, I’m feelin’ blue

If I had my way, she’d be here today
But she’d go in time, and leave me to cry again, oh no
What can I do, ’cause I, I’m feelin’ blue

I can’t choose, it’s too much to lose when our love’s too strong
Maybe if she would come back to me, then I can’t go wrong

Bad is bad, that I feel so sad
It’s time, it’s time, that I felt peace of mind, oh oh
What can I do, ’cause I, I’m feelin’ blue

I can’t choose, it’s too much to lose when our love’s too strong
Maybe if she would come back to me, then I can’t go wrong

Black is black, I want my baby back
It’s grey, it’s grey, since she went away, oh oh
What can I do, ’cause I, I’m feelin’ blue’

Cause I, I’m feelin’ blue, ’cause I, I’m feelin’ blue

Songwriters: Anthony Hayes / Michelle Grainger / Steve WadeyBlack Is Black lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Back in the ’60s and ’70s I remember this song being belted out in all the homes in our colony. Those were the days of vinyl records and tape recorders and of course radio shows like Radio Ceylon. (Incidentally, this is the oldest radio station in Asia!)

So ingrained was this song in my head that even now, when I hear the word ‘black’, this song comes to mind.

Black is black but unlike this song, it is beautiful. It is indeed gorgeous as in black hair, deep black eyes and black tea and coffee.

Undiluted by milk , cream or sugar, all you get is pure taste.

Whether it is sun dried or roasted, flavoured with added flavours like jasmine or vanilla, tea or coffee taken au naturel has an unimaginable taste that rolls over the tongue with each sip.

But a better alternative to black tea is green tea that is made from unoxidized leaves and therefore, less processed than regular tea. Hence it has the most antioxidants and polyphenols.

I was first introduced to this exotic beverage over 10 years ago when Hubby Dear came back from China with tonnes of green tea. He also came back with a lovely ceramic mug that is perfect to brew a cup of green tea. I didn’t realise it at that time, but it was the great start to the day. And possibly also the reason it kept the pounds at bay.

Pretty as this cup is, it was not the answer to having green tea. Having three cups of tea in the day meant that I had to heat the kettle and top up the cup each time.

It was eespecially irksome when you travelling. Gradually, I stopped the green tea and my weight began to climb. Ever so slowly. But it went up.

So I was thrilled to find the InstaCuppa Vacuum Insulated Travel tea Mug. 

Thanks InstaCuppa for this super InstaCuppa Vacuum Insulated Thermos Travel Mug 470 ML with Steel Infuser Unit . Now I won’t have to miss a single day of green tea even when I travel! I can also stop the pounds from creeping up and perhaps even reverse the trend!

So if you, like me, have given up drinking green tea only because of the inconvenience of topping the tea cup, you can have your own individual tea mug for a day’s supply of hot, green tea!

This article as a part of SuperBloggerChallenge2019 conducted and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge 2019 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused


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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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19 Responses

  1. That’s a great post, and the pics are great.

  2. hhehe loved reading it! its amazing

  3. Ms Arora says:

    Tea in any colour is refreshing ??
    Do check out my post and share your views

  4. Anurag Singh says:

    Hey nice post

    Green Tea Squad rocks

    And always happy go lucky
    Helathy bunch

  5. Novemberschild says:

    That poem was out of box!

    I am a huge fan of travel mugs. A infuser travel mug is somewhat self explanatory; it’s a travel mug that features an attachment, accessory, or component that can brew tea. That’s right, there’s no need to wait for your tea to steep before rushing out the door each morning — you can drop your favorite loose leaf blend, or even ready-made teabag of choice, into the infuser basket, fill the mug with water, and get on your way. Every tea infuser mug is different, but each features the same components: an insulated mug, a mesh infuser basket, and a lid meant to seal in the heat. With nothing more than these three pieces, you can brew your tea anywhere, and get sipping as soon as it’s done steeping right in your mug. Toss out your old tea leaves or tea bag, and you can make another cup in seconds.

  6. anupriya says:

    This post was treat for the eyes. For the song and the pictures. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  7. Rajlakshmi says:

    When I was first introduced to green tea, I didn’t even know how to prepare it. It used to turn so bitter because I would boil it for 4-5 minutes like the usual black tea. Your tea set and the stainer looks so pretty. I have always wanted one of those with delicate designs.
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  8. Kanu says:

    Wow what a different take and the topic ..Loved reading your post.Very nicely written

  9. Nothing hurts more when you are in love with a thing and you can’t have it every time, especially during travel. Glad to see you found a solution.
    Pragnya Mishra recently posted…Art of mindful green tea drinkingMy Profile

  10. Green tea will always stand out no matter what. Love the title of the blog post.

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