There are three reasons why…

2nd cup of tea lemon tea

Firstly, I had already started a new morning routine that I called my 2nd cup of tea.  My 1st cup of tea is while I’m still in bed or getting up and my mind is full of the day.

Over my 2nd cup of tea, I meditate and think about the day and week ahead. I ask myself if I have anything to be anxious about. If not, I decide not to worry, and if there is something scary on the horizon, I plan to make sure I’m ready for it. 

2nd cup of tea Three cups of tea book

Secondly, while I was researching the name, I found a 2nd meaning. The Balti people of Tibetan descent believe that when you share your first cup of tea you are a stranger, your second cup of tea you are a friend, and by your third cup of tea you are family.  The quote is in a book called “Three cups of tea” by Greg Mortenson.

The book spent 4 years on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller’s list 2007-2011. (Full disclosure, Greg had to repay funds misappropriated by the charity he set up when it turned out he had embellished the story.  But hopefully that does not detract from the source of the quote!) And very randomly, as soon as I saw the cover of the book, I realised I had already read it and it was on my bookshelf. The 2nd cup of tea equalling being a friend seemed to stick. 

2nd cup of tea tea set

Lastly, I also want my coaching to be accessible. I didn’t want anyone to be put off by a grandiose name. I thought a cosy cup of tea, with a friend, fitted this quite nicely.

It’s not about what’s in the cup. It doesn’t matter if it’s tea, a flat white or skinny coffee frappuccino, it’s about what’s happening while you’re drinking it!