A Cup full of Tea

By: Dr.Madhumita Bhattacharjee Nayyar

After days I had that 

Cup of sugar laden tea,

Exactly the way you liked it,

Sweet and caramelly,

With that hint of cardamom

And a slight drizzle of milk,  

It tasted a little bitter in the beginning

Reacting with the ptyalin,

Confronting the amylase

And then won over,

The golden brown liquor,

Your most loved,

Livened me up,

Sip after sip,

Activating the papillae

And the taste buds within,

As it went down my throat

Drop by drop,

Transporting me to you

While I closed my eyes,

In each of the droplets

I could taste you!