Dec 24 2011

A Very Merry Cup of Christmas Tea!

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 In our family, we celebrate Christmas. So if you do not,   please know that in wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas, I send you not only a religious greeting, but a broader wish for Peace in your lives and on earth, for belief in something greater than yourselves, and the hope that accompanies that. I have often thought that if world leaders met over tea rather than any other beverage, it would be much more difficult to wage war on one another. May you be surrounded by those you love during this joyous season, and may you always have a full cup of tea!

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Dec 10 2011

Winter is Spring?…Inside

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Despite warmer than usual temperatures, the first day of winter is fast approaching and the holiday season is upon us. But I’ve recently noticed that inside, things are budding and blooming. At the shop, my Camellia Sinensis (tea plant) has finally opened it’s delicately fragrant, single blossom. And at home, both the Peace Plant and the Christmas Cactus are blooming. My amaryllis is not flowering yet, but I expect that it soon will push up its bud. This will be very exciting when the snow hits the ground. There may be nothing more homey than being surrounded by fragrant blossoms, drinking a cup of my favorite tea, with the cold wind and snow blowing outside. We hope you’ll join us often in the coming weeks and months of winter to warm your hands and your hearts with tea.
In the coming week

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