With all the writing that I do, it’s hard to not sound repetitive. I’ve only recently started looking back at stories from the last year, and I’m proud that many of them have a different slant on teas, similar teas, and just life in general. While I do see similarities, every story is different, and every story feels significant and feels real.
Harney & Sons continues to be one of the standard bearers for tea, and it’s highly sought after by many of my friends and peers, that it’s the one tea they prefer, and some they only sip exclusively.
They’re doing something right. That’s an understatement by the way. All their teas are available for purchase here, and here is my Harney history lesson.
Speaking of exclusive, I first had the sense that Harney & Sons teas had this stigma of being unapproachable and only available to the elite and high society types. My presumptions were false. However, over 10 years ago I worked in a typical corporate environment where their teas were served at parties, luncheons, and other events, where I thought this tea was out of my league.
Don’t ever thing something is out of your league.
But I would grab the leftover bags, and of course the free food when everyone left, (hey free food is free food), and when I would have their teas, I thought I had struck gold. It’s gold alright.
And free tea is free tea, but this is worth paying a little extra for. While most teas are $2-$4, to only have to pay $6 for the Green Tea Coconut tin 20 pack of sachet’s, is a bargain. That is more than welcoming, more than inviting, and feels like home.
This tea takes us back to February, where the weather was different, and the teas are all going to be hot. They’re still going to be hot, here and there, as the weather gets nicer.
Everything about this is great. I was on a mini vacation, and while I was isolated, I really wasn’t. I had the company of some amazing dogs, beautiful nature, and a selection of teas where you throw in that kid in a candy store analogy. Just a little healthier of course.
Green tea, coconut, vanilla, ginger, and lemongrass is a memorable melange, where my words are not going to be enough. When I opened up the tin, the immediate sensation and feeling of all the goodness hit me. I knew the steeping and brewing process was going to be just as special.
Perhaps it’s because I was away from home, yet I was in a home where I felt comfortable and at ease, that this might be more romantic then if this were somewhere else. A tea like this deserves all the romanticizing in the world, yet doesn’t need me or anyone else to do so. This is a masterpiece.
I’m glad I had this, where I did. The three dogs I shared this time with (no I didn’t give them any tea), made this all the more memorable and my heart feels so big right now. The pups did it, this tea did it, and something just made my spirit so big.
This was 3 months ago and I remember it like it was well, I don’t know. It’s beautiful.
I’m glad I decided to write this today. It’s Be Kind To Animals Week, and I’m so happy and grateful that some caricatures of animals are on display with this incredible tea.
Where do we go from here? I almost want time to stand still or I would love to go back to this story. I’m glad I have this written out, and I have this memory that will last with me forever.
This is a tea for now, and for….
Blessings to you..