I know I focus on this a lot, but in the past week I’ve had so many people tell me about how tea influenced goodness in their lives…beyond its wonderful taste. Following are just two examples.
I ran into Jean, one of my customers, at the gym earlier in the week. Jean brought her in-laws to my Tea Discovery Class about two years ago and before she came in she told me “my father-in-law is very hard headed and doesn’t like tea”, but her mother does. I remember them—her father-in-law was, cordial and asked a lot of questions. He also took copious notes, and he and Jean’s mother-in-law both seemed pretty engaged. Two years later he still talks about how interesting tea is. Jean said “I think his world opened up a little bit” (of course…and yay!).
“Tea has helped me bridge a relationship with my daughter-in-law” said Eva, another customer/friend. Eva’s daughter-in-law Anna is a brilliant research scientist and Eva has wanted to find some common interest or way of connection that felt easy and authentic. A year ago she sent Anna a tea pot and some tea for the holidays—which thoroughly delighted her. Now when she talks to her son and daughter-in-law, Anna always mentions the latest tea she has tried and sends Eva lots of samples from her favorite store. Anna told me she feels a bond that just wasn’t there before tea.
This is really why I do what I do…sell and teach tea…because it brings so much dimension to people’s lives, and it helps foster communication, warmth, and appreciation. Tea really is magical way beyond what we might think.
Teaching Tea & Cultures to Girl Scouts
Couples enjoy learning about tea together
A Tea Meetup Group enjoys tea together