This is a continuation of what I wrote about last week, and the story gets that much brighter. And the sun surely had a hand in that…
Maybe it took some life changes, and a late May day for one of the most beautiful displays of sun and serenity that I can recall. Until recently, we’ve been lacking in days like this. Lack is never good. It implies, well lack and missing something. The sun is vital to our lives, for many reasons.
Happiness seems to be number one.
The sun makes people more motivated to do things, whether it’s doing nothing or something life changing. Sometimes those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.
A good night’s rest after anything is welcome, and I don’t do it enough. I imagine the same goes for many of you. When it becomes 6-7 hours, it just only feels like ‘enough’, but barely.
Maybe it was the anticipation of trying a new tea, taking some new pictures in a different setting than I’m accustomed to, and giving the gift that keeps on giving.
This gift was a souvenir from my dear friends who visited Sunny California months back, and I held on to this tea, because I was waiting for the right moment.
You know packaging and presentation goes a long way. First impressions can be misleading and deceiving, but they’re still first impressions. And I was impressed.
We didn’t realize that the packing carried more than one tea. Which makes this all the more exciting. More for later! This blend of oranges, apples, hibiscus, and rose just projects all the good things about Spring and Summer. It’s a simple, yet powerful blend of all the good in the world.
And it tastes good too!
The brewing process was seamless, and since I had some of my favorite animal friends with me, this was the perfect cup for it.
The vanilla tea cookies were also a gift, and paired just right with our tea. The dichotomy of the flavors of my sweets versus the other sweets in the tea may throw some off a bit, but I love it. It’s sunny out, the days are getting longer, and you only live, well you know. All those sayings…
Just as I take my time writing this, I took my time appreciating, savoring, and photographing this tea. You can see the photogenic colors from onset of steeping. I love this tea so much.
And I love when I’m introduced to a new tea company, that I had never known existed. If it wasn’t for my friends, who knows if I would ever found out about, and be introduced to something so exquisite. It makes me think how many teas are out there that I have yet to discover, and may never discover.
That’s what makes this journey so wonderful. While we have all these major brands, who have earned their reputation and earned their place in grocery and retail aisles, positions of prominence, and on the minds of many; I’m always about something new, something local, and something inspiring.
I’m feeling inspired, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Happy Spring into Summer!
Peace Be With You,